Dietland, with Sarai Walker

 

We are excited to welcome audacious author Sarai Walker, author of Dietland.

In her hilarious new novel, the diet revolution is here. And it's armed.

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls' magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin.

Then, when a mysterious woman starts following her, Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms. There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming "beautiful." At the same time, a dangerous guerrilla group called "Jennifer" begins to terrorize a world that mistreats women, and as Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive.

Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession -- from the inside out, and with fists flying.

"Sarai Walker is an immensely talented writer and her debut novel, Dietland -- filled with wit, wisdom and wonder -- is a pleasure." -- Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life

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Sarai Walker received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Bennington College. As a magazine writer, her articles appeared in national publications, including Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She subsequently served as an editor and writer for Our Bodies, Ourselves, before moving to London and Paris to complete a Ph.D. She currently lives in the New York City area. Dietland is her first novel.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
157 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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ISBN: 9780544373433
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 26th, 2015