HarperNonFiction has acquired a health and wellness book by actor and fashion icon Kate Hudson.
Carolyn Thorne, editorial director of HarperNonFiction, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada for the title Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body by Hudson after Carrie Thornton, editorial director of Dey Street Books a HarperCollins imprint in the US, acquired world English language rights from Cait Hoyt at CAA.
Hudson’s book aims to offer “health and wellness inspiration and motivation” for women, addressing such topics as fitness, nutrition and a mindful lifestyle. The healthy-living lifestyle Hudson enjoys - particularly as the founder of Fabletics, a sports clothing range - is key as Hudson, while “not a fan of perfectionism”, hopes to show readers of all ages how to live “a healthy, strong and happy life from the inside out”.
Thorne said: “We’re incredibly excited to be publishing Kate Hudson in the UK and beyond. Her refreshing attitude towards health and wellness will inspire women of all ages to love their bodies, and we can’t wait to bring it to market.”
Thornton added: “Kate Hudson just glows, and her passionate, warm personality makes her an ideal author for a book on health and wellness for women. I am so happy to have the chance to work with her.”
Lynn Grady, publisher of Dey Street Books, added: “Everyone at Dey Street Books is thrilled to be working with Kate Hudson on her latest endeavour. Her commitment to health, happiness, and an active lifestyle is evident in everything she does and it’s now time to get her message-and the ideals she lives by-out to the largest possible audience.”
Hudson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Almost Famous”. She recently appeared in Barry Levinson’s “Rock the Kasbah,” opposite Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Zooey Deschanel; and provided vocals for DreamWorks Animations’ “Kung Fun Panda 3”.
She said: “I’m not a fan of perfectionism. I think it’s all about finding the balance between enjoying your life and being as mindful as possible when it comes to your overall well-being. Trends and fads come and go and are not a long-term solution. This book is not meant to be instructional, but I hope it provides inspiration and motivation for women who want to make a shift in their own lifestyle, to find what works for you and allows you to be true to yourself in your own journey.”
Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body is scheduled for February 2016.
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