Century will publish Five Minute Therapy by Sarah Crosby, a.k.a. Instagrammer @TheMindGeek, in December 2020.
Senior editor Zennor Compton pre-empted world rights from Sarah Williams at the Sophie Hicks Agency. The book will be published in hardback, e-book and audio.
On her Instagram account—which has more than 370,000 followers—Crosby aims to provide "bite-sized psychology in an accessible, nuanced and relatable way".
Posts from Crosby's Instagram account
Five Minute Therapy gathers together these "bite-sized" insights, encouragements and exercises in a guide that aims to help readers become the best version of themselves.
Compton said: "If the phrase ‘just be yourself’ fills you with fear or irritation, this is the book for you. I love the way Sarah distils complex psychological theory into easily digestible information. Five Minute Therapy shows readers how to apply this information to their own lives in quick, deceptively simple ways. This book is a game-changer and we need it now more than ever."
Crosby commented: "The opportunity to publish my first book is momentous and so exciting. The reaction to @TheMindGeek has been extraordinary and I’m so excited to develop this work in Five Minute Therapy. Writing this book has allowed me to interrogate the concept of ‘the Self’ and ask the question, who are we really? What I hope Five Minute Therapy offers the reader is a place to start; a woven duality of lightness and depth, and the recognition that discovering who we truly are is an awfully big adventure, but the most rewarding journey of them all. I’m so pleased to it’s in the safest of hands with the team at Century."