HC signs book for stressed women

HC signs book for stressed women

HarperCollins has acquired a guide to help women beat stress, Stressilient, by clinical psychologist Dr Sam Akbar.

World English language rights for Stressilient: How to Beat Stress and Build Resilience were acquired by PR and publishing director Michelle Kane at Fourth Estate from Claudia Young at Greene & Heaton. Publication is scheduled for spring 2022.

In the book, Dr Akbar will draw on her own professional expertise–with over 10 years' experience as a clinical psychologist–providing "sensitive guidance and practical tools for women who are looking to feel calmer, less stressed and more resilient to life’s challenges".

Kane said: "While life affirming insta-quotes might provide a quick fix, now, more than ever, we need the voices of experts to help us deal with our mental wellbeing in the long term. Sam’s professional experience positions her as a real voice we can trust in and this essential little book will provide tools that the reader will use for life!"

Dr Akbar said: "I am thrilled to be working with Michelle Kane and HarperCollins. When I started working on Stressilient, I could not have imagined the world in which we now find ourselves. More than ever, we need to offer accessible tools to support mental wellbeing – and I hope Stressilient will play some part in doing that."