• An Evening with Bethany Rutter

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 18:30
  • Waterstones Birmingham
    24-26 High Street
    B4 7SL Birmingham
An Evening with Bethany Rutter - Waterstones Birmingham - Birmingham

Join us for an evening with YA author Bethany Rutter, as we celebrate her warm, funny and inspiring debut novel No Big Deal.Bethany Rutter is a journalist and blogger who writes about plus size fashion and body politics including the benefits and limitations of body positivity. She works in marketing at a plus-size fashion brand and is an occasional DJ. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Vogue, Dazed, RedOnline, The Debrief and others. She co-hosts the podcast What Page Are You On? and is the author of Plus+, a coffee table book offering style inspiration for everyone.No Big Deal is her debut YA novel:Emily knows she's smart. Emily knows she's funny. Emily knows she's awesome. Emily knows she's fat.She doesn't need anyone to tell her any of these things - she likes herself and she likes her body. She just thinks it's time everyone else caught up.When she meets Joe at a house party, he instantly becomes The Crush of Her Life and everything changes. At first he seems perfect, but as they spend more time together, doubts start to creep in. Turns out just because you're body confident, that doesn't mean you're boy confident.With her mum trying new fad diets every week, and increasing pressure to change, Emily faces a constant battle to stay strong, be her true self and not change for anyone.Tickets for this event are £2 and can be booked online.