Tom Perrotta on Tracy Flick Can’t Win

Curious Minds Author Talk


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Jul 7, 2022 6:30 PM
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In this live Canadian exclusive, join Tom Perrotta, the bestselling author of modern classics like Little Children, The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher (all adapted into acclaimed films and HBO series), as he revisits one of his most indelible characters: Election's Tracy Flick. In his newest book, Tracy Flick Can't Win, his iconic protagonist—and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation—is back and determined to take high school politics by storm. Now a hardworking assistant principal at a high school in suburban New Jersey, Tracy’s gunning for the top job after the retirement of her boss. But nothing ever comes easily to Tracy Flick, no matter how diligent or qualified she happens to be. Hear this brilliant and influential storyteller discuss one of the most anticipated new books of the year—a sharp, darkly comic, and pitch-perfect reflection on our current moment.

In conversation with journalist and writer Johanna Schneller, longtime contributor to The Globe and Mail.

Tom Perrotta's new book is available to purchase online via Ben McNally Books in Toronto.

Presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster Canada.

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