Straight-talking self-help guide for Yellow Kite

Rights - NonFiction Thursday, 01 June 2017

Unf*ck Yourself by Glaswegian Gary John Bishop coming in July

Yellow Kite has snapped up rights to an alternative self-help guide, Unf*ck Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life, by life coach Gary John Bishop.

Senior commissioning editor Tamsin English pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Manning on behalf of Jenny Bent at the Bent Agency.

According to the acquisition statement, 'A bestselling self-published title, Unf*ck Yourself is a handbook for the resigned and uninspired. A manifesto for real life change, it shows you how to look within yourself for answers to problems seemingly out of your control.'

English said: "I was immediately drawn to Gary’s no-nonsense approach. Through his practice, he has helped thousands of people to silence their inner critic and fulfil their potential, transforming relationships, careers and overall happiness. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our list."

Born and raised in Glasgow, Gary John Bishop now lives in the US where his no-frills approach to personal development has brought him a large following both online and offline. Previously a senior programme director for one of the world's leading personal development organisations, he now runs his own practice and has coached top athletes and fortune 500 company executives.

Yellow Kite will publish Unf*ck Yourself on 27 July, alongside HarperOne in the US.

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