Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay Inks Deal with Twelve For ‘Supernormal’

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By Maryann Yin Comment

meg jayMeg Jay, Ph.D. has landed a deal with Hachette’s Twelve imprint for her new nonfiction book, Supernormal: The Secret World of the Heroic Child.

Jay (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “Our culture tends to romanticize upward mobility in all forms, but we sometimes forget about its complexities: secrets, exhaustion, alienation. Naturally, we are amazed by those who outperform their pasts, yet as we have focused on ‘How do they do it?’ we have forgotten to keep asking, ‘How does it feel?’ There is a void that lies between the literature on adversity and resilience which Supernormal will finally fill.”

Publisher Deb Futter negotiated the deal with William Morris Endeavor agent Tina Bennett. Jay, a respected clinical psychologist, has become well-known for her popular TED Talk, “Why 30 is Not the New 20.” As of this writing, the video has attracted more than 5.9 million views.