Trapeze has signed an empowering call to arms from journalist and author Rebecca Reid about how women need to assert themselves in day-to-day life.
Editorial director Phoebe Morgan bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Power of Rude from Eve White at the Eve White Literary Agency. Carina Guiterman at Simon & Schuster acquired North American rights.
The Power of Rude will publish in trade paperback, ebook and audio in 2020.
Morgan said: "Rebecca is a force of nature and this book is the one we all need to be buying for our best female friends who spend their lives apologising for their very existence. I loved it the second it came in and I know it will resonate with women everywhere who go to absurd lengths not to offend anyone by simply living their lives. We all need to be more rude!"
Reid added: "I’m delighted to be working with Trapeze on this project, it’s such a dynamic and modern imprint, the perfect home for this book. I cannot wait to work with Phoebe and the whole team. The message that women need to be less afraid of being rude is one I’ve been shouting about in private for a long time, I’m incredibly excited to be able to take that message to a wider audience."
Reid writes for a wide variety of publications including Telegraph, Metro.co.uk, Grazia and the Independent, and is a regular guest on GMB and Sky News. She is the author of two novels with Transworld, Perfect Liars and Truth Hurts.
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