S&S acquires new Foley title

S&S has acquired a new title by The Age of Absurdity author Michael Foley.

Senior commissioning editor Kerri Sharp acquired world English-language rights in Embracing the Ordinary: Lessons From the Champions of Everyday Life from Jennifer Christie at Graham Maw Christie. S&S will publish in summer 2012 as a trade paperback.

Embracing the Ordinary sets out to alter our perceptions of the mundane by looking at the rewards of paying closer attention to everyday life, which Foley shows is “more fascinating, comical and mysterious than we expect”, according to the publisher.

Sharp said: "We are delighted to be publishing Michael's new book. His earthy, illuminating observations provide great insights into the modern human condition and are always magnificently entertaining."