Century has acquired the memoir of American actor and rapper Will Smith.
Ben Brusey, publishing director of Century, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Abner Stein with CAA for an undisclosed sum, while Scott Moyers, v.p. and publisher of Penguin Press, acquired North American rights, first serial and audio from CAA.
According to Century, the book chronicles Smith’s personal story, from childhood to his rise as one of the greatest artists of our era and beyond, in the context of his examination of how his outlook and approach on life have evolved over time.
It has been written with Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and is billed as "an expression of Smith’s personal philosophy, an inspirational tale of how his true self-knowledge helped to propel him to extraordinary success, and then evolve further to a place of deeper peace—with himself, his loved ones, and the world".
Further details, including the prospective date for publication, have yet to be disclosed.