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Tracy Flick Can’t Win: A Novel

Tom Perrotta
In conversation with Albert Berger
June 23, 2022

Fans of best-selling author Tom Perrotta’s Election will remember the signature character Tracy Flick— Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation. She is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist is determined to take high school politics by storm. In classic Perrotta style, his new book Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a sharp, darkly comic, and pitch-perfect reflection on our current moment. Flick fans and newcomers alike will love this compelling novel chronicling the second act of one of the most memorable characters of our time. For this ALOUD program, Tom Perrotta and film producer Albert Berger, who has produced many films and television series based on Perrotta’s novels including Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers for HBO, will talk about the depth of Perrotta’s characters and why they translate so well from the page to the screen.

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