Trapeze has snapped up journalist Jane Gordon’s How Not To Get Old: One Woman’s Quest To Take Control of the Ageing Process.
Orion publishing group executive publisher Anna Valentine acquired world rights from Luigi Bonomi at Luigi Bonomi Associates. Trapeze will publish in hardback on 7th May 2020.
Described as part self-help, part manifesto, How Not To Get Old is “about future-proofing your physical and mental wellbeing and taking control of the ageing process, rather than wallowing in it" according to the synopsis.
Gordon said: “As daunting and exhausting as some of the challenges in the book were – learning how to box above my weight in a class full of 30-year-olds, for example, or mastering the principles of human anatomy in life drawing – the experience of creating How Not to Get Old has been life-affirming, rejuvenating and more fun than I ever dared expect.”
Valentine added: “I am so excited to be publishing How Not To Get Old, which is a true gem of a book. In a world in which women over a certain age increasingly become invisible, Jane’s personal journey as she takes control of – and ultimately celebrates – the ageing process makes for joyous reading, and I hope it will inspire others who feel ignored in later life.”
Gordon will also write a new column for the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine called You Are Never Too Old To Learn which will see Gordon taking on new challenges designed to “further future-proof her brain and body”.
Gordon been a columnist for the Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph. She most recently co-authored the Mum and Me column in Stella with her daughter, journalist Bryony Gordon.