Pan Macmillan has scooped romantic comedy writer Alexandra Potter’s "uplifting" novel about the pressures of hitting 40 in an "Instagram-perfect" world.
Trisha Jackson signed world rights for two books from Stephanie Cabot at New York’s Gernert Company. The first novel, Confessions of a Forty Something F*** Up, will be published in spring 2020.
Jackson said Potter’s book "is a humorous, honest, thought-provoking, poignant and ultimately uplifting account of what it feels like to be 40—or even 30, or 50—and discovering life just isn’t Instagram-perfect and how you imagined it would be."
Potter is the author of 11 novels, which have been sold into 22 territories, Pan Macmillan said, with sales of more than a million units. Potter said: "I’m completely over the moon to be working with Trisha and the whole team at Pan Macmillan. From the very beginning they ‘got’ this book."