HQ pre-empts Jane Fonda's climate manifesto

HQ pre-empts Jane Fonda's climate manifesto

HQ has snapped up Jane Fonda’s new book, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action.

HQ editorial director Rachel Kenney pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights from Linda Kaplan at DeFiore and Company. The book will publish on 28th July 2020 in hardback, e-book and audiobook. Penguin Press will publish in the US and Canada.

The synopsis reads: “Fonda weaves together the deeply personal lessons she’s learned from a lifetime of political activism alongside interviews she’s recently conducted with leading climate scientists and activists, including Annie Leonard of Greenpeace, who partnered with Fonda in developing 'Fire Drill Fridays'. Most significantly, Fonda provides concrete solutions for what any citizen can do to combat the climate crisis in their community.”

Fonda said: “This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation.”

Kenny added: “We were instantly excited by this proposal, and pre-empted within 72 hours. Jane is the Boomer’s Greta [Thunberg]: a lifelong fighter for justice and societal change, she is admired the world over for her courage, conviction and integrity. Climate activism isn’t just a movement for youth, people of all ages are ready to act, and Jane is the person to inspire them.”

In autumn 2019, Fonda launched the "Fire Drill Friday" demonstrations in Washington, DC, protesting for government action on the climate crisis.

Fonda is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress and has sold more than 17 million copies of her fitness books, videos and recordings. Her autobiography My Life So Far (Ebury) was a number one New York Times bestseller.