Tie-in title to Faris' podcast goes to HQ

Tie-in title to Faris' podcast goes to HQ

HarperCollins imprint HQ has snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights to US actress Anna Faris’ first memoir.

Anna Faris is Unqualified: Love and Relationship Advice from a Celebrity Who Just Wants to Help is described as part advice guide, part memoir. It will reveal the actress’ take on “how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic and worthwhile adventure of finding love”, in the vein of her successful podcast series of the same name.

Rachel Kenny, senior commissioning editor at HQ, acquired the rights from Juliet Mushens, acting on behalf of Marc Gerald at United Talent Agency and Doug Wald at Anonymous Content. HQ will publish this autumn alongside Dutton in the US. Dutton acquired North American-only rights following a “hotly-contested seven-bidder auction”.

Kenny described the title— to which Faris’ husband, Hollywood actor Chris Pratt, will contribute a foreword—as a “killer proposition”. The book will be published in the UK as a £16.99 hardback.