Vermilion, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, has acquired author and social scientist Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness.
Brown, who became an internet sensation in 2010 with her TEDx talk on the power of vulnerability - one of the five most-watched talks on TED.com - will offer readers "the clarity and courage we need to brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism, and find our way back to ourselves and each other", according to Vermillion. The book, subtitled The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, is based on her research into how experiences of belonging are shaped by divisive ideological and political rhetoric and why "believing in belonging to ourselves" is essential.
It will be simultaneously published in the UK and US on 12th September 2017. Susanna Abbott, Vermilion publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights through Elizabeth Sheinkman of WME.
Abbott said: "We are so proud to be publishing Brené Brown’s timely new book. She cuts through current social and individual malaise, and offers a clear roadmap to piece together and unify our fragmented selves and society."
Brown, who lives in Houston, Texas, will promote this autumn, visiting the UK in the spring. She has already had three number one New York Times bestsellers with Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and Rising Strong (Vermilion).