Seven Dials has acquired the “big-hearted and empowering” first book by "I'm A Celebrity" campmate Emily Atack.
Emily Barrett, commissioning editor at Seven Dials and Orion Spring, scooped world rights from Alex Segal at InterTalent Rights Group. Are We There Yet? will be published in October 2019.
Atack landed her big break at the age of 17, appearing in hit comedy show “The Inbetweeners”. Last year, she won over ITV viewers with her jungle antics on “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” finishing as runner-up. This year she is going on a sold out tour of her comedy show “Talk Thirty To Me”.
The book sees Atack talk about her family, first dates and difficult moments. The publisher said: “Are We There Yet? is a warm, honest, funny book for women of any age who have ever felt they needed to look a certain way or have felt uncomfortable in their own skin. It’s about life, love, everything grubby and glamorous in between, and ultimately realising that you’re good enough.”
Barrett said the publisher felt “privilieged” to acquire the book. She said: “I could listen to Emily all day, she’s such a breath of fresh air. She tells it like it is, she’s gloriously funny and she’s certainly not afraid to talk about the sadder things that have happened to her if she thinks it will benefit other girls and women to hear it.
“I know Emily’s huge fanbase are going to love it and I hope they find it as big-hearted and empowering as I have done working on it.”
Atack said: “I hope to create a funny and honest book that takes a look at this tricky little bit of life that so many of my friends and family have found tough, funny, heartbreaking, joyous and at times absolutely knackering. Thirty is just around the corner and this is my final love letter to my life that has come before it.”