Sphere has acquired The Problem with Men: When is International Men’s Day—and Why it Matters, from writer and comedian Richard Herring.
Editorial director Rhiannon Smith bought world rights from Avalon.
The synopsis reads: "For almost a decade, Richard Herring has been answering sexist trolls on International Women's Day when they ask 'when is International Men's Day?' in the mistaken belief there isn't one. If only the trolls had learned to use Google they'd realise that there is an International Men's Day—it's on 19th November."
In his new book, according to Sphere, Herring will expand on his Twitter discussions and tackle some of the big questions surrounding the problems of toxic masculinity—for women, but also for men—with "signature humour and insight".
Pitched as a book "for anyone striving for an equal society, all year round", it will be published in November 2020.