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Pantera Press acquires Perfect Candidate by Lucinda Price

Pantera Press is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World rights for Perfect Candidate, the highly anticipated debut non-fiction book by multi-talented writer, presenter, comedian, and radio host, Lucinda Price, also known as Froomes, via Claire Harrison at Creative Representation.

Price’s debut book explores obsession and self-image, and how striving to be the perfect version of yourself can come at the ultimate price. Anchored in her own personal experience, Perfect Candidate is an interrogation of how pop culture, the internet and modern beauty ideals intersect to influence our bodies and how we feel about them.

Told with her signature blend of humour and insight, this is a fresh perspective on one of the most pervasive topics of our time. Price challenges the prevailing myths surrounding the health, wellness and cosmetic industries, and encourages readers to sit with the inherent contradictions of participating in that culture.

Price will introduce readers to cutting-edge research alongside personal insights and interviews with a diverse range of Australians to paint a compelling picture of body sentiment in this country. A sharp social commentary by one of the most exciting voices in Australian media, Perfect Candidate seeks to answer the question: does the way we see ourselves need an extreme makeover?

Lucinda Price says, ‘Writing a book is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, which is big considering I had braces at my Year 12 formal. Lex Hirst and the whole team at Pantera have been a delight to work with. They’ve understood my vision for this project from day dot and have honoured my wish to write a personal story as well as flex some journalistic muscles. I’m chomping at the bit to share my shiny, pearly, beautiful book.’

Publisher Lex Hirst says, ‘I could not be more excited to be working with Lucinda, whose exceptional talent and unique voice I have been a fan of for years. Her ability to weave humour into real conversations about deeply important topics is unparalleled. With Perfect Candidate, she delves into her most personal territory yet. Told with her trademark wit, candour and masterful storytelling, Perfect Candidate will be an essential read for the countless young Australians who grapple with self-image issues every day.’

Lucinda Price is a writer, comedian, performer and radio host. Her writing has been published in the Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Online and Pedestrian, alongside her newsletter with over 11,000 subscribers.

Perfect Candidate will be published in late 2024.

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