An evening with Katy Brand in Waterstones Sauchiehall St
We are very pleased to welcome Katy Brand with a talk and signing in store for her new book 'I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me'.
Friday 18th October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
- Book signing
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
From award-winning comedian, writer and actor Katy Brand, comes a warm, witty, honest, and accessible account of her life-long obsession with one of the nation's best loved films, Dirty Dancing.
Part memoir, part homage to the monster hit, I Carried a Watermelon explores how Dirty Dancing has influenced Katy's own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities. Alongside her own memories, she considers Dirty Dancing's legacy as a piece of filmmaking with a feminist agenda that many miss on first viewing; from its Gold Standard depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners, to its fresh and powerful take on the classic coming-of-age story told from a naive but idealistic 17-year-old girl's point of view. One of the most celebrated and viewed films ever made is about to have the time of its life.
Katy Brand is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. After starting to write and perform comedy as a student at Oxford University, she became a regular on the UK live sketch comedy scene. In 2005 she took her debut Edinburgh show 'Celebrities are Gods' to the Fringe which was picked up for Channel 4 (Slap). This later became her award-winning ITV sketch show, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, which she devised, wrote and starred in. It ran for three series and later became a nationwide live tour.
About the Book
Publication date:10 Oct 2019
'Massively enjoyable' Dawn French