The Shrink and the Sage to Icon

Icon Books has acquired a book by popular philosopher Julian Baggini and his psychotherapist partner Antonia Macaro, entitled The Shrink and the Sage.

Managing director Simon Flynn bought world rights through Lizzy Kremer at David Higham Associates, with plans to publish in May 2012.

The book has the working subtitle of "A Guide To Modern Dilemmas" and springs from the authors' Financial Times Weekend magazine column, giving each of the authors’ opinions on a common problem or theme, such as infidelity, though it will include a lot of new material.

Flynn called the book a "deft mix of philosophy, psychology and practical advice".