Instagram sensation Ostrovsky in Hardie Grant deal

Instagram sensation Ostrovsky in Hardie Grant deal

Hardie Grant UK has acquired the autobiography of Instagram “sensation” Josh Ostrovsky, also known as The Fat Jew.

Publisher Kate Pollard bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Money Pizza Respect from Rachel Clements at Abner Stein on behalf of Byrd Leavell at Waxman Leavell.

Ostrovsky has more than 4.1m followers on Instagram.

Money Pizza Respect will be “one laugh-till-you-are-crying story from his life after another — from saving his neighbour from a burning building, to astounding celebrity erotica, to all sorts of wonderful stories about doing drugs, to diary entries from his career as a child actor, and poems that will change your life with their power and beauty”.

The book also contains “chill zones”, consisting of photos from Ostrovsky’s Instagram account.

Pollard said: “I'm a huge fan of Josh's Instagram feed, which makes me laugh out loud on a daily basis. We're thrilled to be adding him to our list.”

Hardie Grant will publish simultaneously with the US publisher, Grand Central, on 27th October.