Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:
“Dietland” author Sarai Walker on June 28 at Eagle Harbor Books
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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 will be speaking at Eagle Harbor Books on Sunday, June 28 from 3-5 pm.
In this book, which is part Fight Club, part Feminist Manifesto, the diet revolution is here — and it’s armed. Heroine 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.
But 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. As Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot, and the consequences are explosive. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet and learn more about an immensely talented writer!
Credits: BCB host and audio editor Lyssa Danehy DeHart; BCB social media publishers: Chris and Diane Walker.