Transworld has snapped up the second book by comedian Romesh Ranganathan, which promises to be a "hilarious dissection of adulthood and the pressures we all face to grow up".
As Good As It Gets: Life Lessons from a Reluctant Adult was bought by editorial director Henry Vines who acquired rights to from Flo Howard at Off the Kerb and will publish on 15th October. Vines had previously acquired Ranganathan's memoir, Straight Otta Crowley, which was published in 2018 and shifted nearly 54,000 in all print editions through Nielsen BookScan.
Ranganathan is known for his frequent hosting and numerous televison appearances, including "A League of Their Own" and "Rob & Romesh Vs", his Showtime docu-series "Just Another Immigrant" and his Sky One semi-autiobiographical sitcom "The Reluctant Landlord". He also presents a podcast, "Hip Hop Saved My Life", writes a Guardian column and was in the midst of a sold-out stand-up UK tour this spring that was shortened by coronavirus.
Transworld said the new title will be "told through [Ranganathan's] personal failings and the many small rebellions he has staged against the unreasonable social expectations we all face...taking in everything from family to popular culture, politics to mental health, the book is both an intensely funny and personal interrogation, and a comforting recognition of the fact that we are all bluffing our way through adulthood".