Specifically, with some kind of psychological subject, and some theories and philosophies. The book will have subjects people generally refer to as from people experienced in life, who have been through a lot.
So, when someone who is say 50 years old, I assume people (and specifically publishers) would give it a fair shot and make a judgement on whats in it. This is my assumption, so please correct me if I am wrong.
But what if someone who is say 20 years old, wants to publish a book filled with "life experience" and advice you would suspect from someone older. How would publishers react to this? Would they give it a fair shot, or reject it because of the age of the author? And would they also publish it like that, or would they prefer a 'older' pseudonym?
So to summarize my question: Do publishers select manuscripts based on age? And if yes, how, why and with what criteria?