Never before on audio! The beloved bestselling dark comedy that became a Reese Witherspoon screen classic, Tom Perrotta's breakthrough novel about the American democratic process as brought to life in a suburban New Jersey high school finally comes to audio, on the eve of the Scribner and S&S Audio publication of its eagerly-awaited sequel, Tracy Flick Can't Win!
Tracy Flick wants to be President of Winwood High. She’s one of those ambitious girls who finds time to do it all: edit the yearbook, star in the musical, sleep with her English teacher. But another teacher, staunch idealist Jim McAllister, a.k.a. “Mr. M.,” thinks the students deserve better. So he persuades Paul Warren—a well-liked, good-hearted jock—to throw in his hat. But that puts Paul’s sister Tammy in a snit. So she runs too, on an apathy platform, before starting a real campaign...to get herself kicked out of school.
The idea was to educate the students at this suburban New Jersey school in the democratic process and the American way. But with all the sex scandals, smear campaigns, and behind-the-scenes power brokers at Winwood High, it doesn’t look as if they need any lessons....
Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of ten works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher, which were both adapted into HBO series. He lives outside Boston.
"This new production of a 1998 novel makes the most of its talented full cast. Using voices as distinctive as the characters themselves, the narrators embody their roles artfully, using vocal nuances to propel the witty story forward. When the buildup to a high school student government election spirals out of control, the players in the drama must confront their own missteps, ambitions, disappointments, and consciences. The result is fascinating. The novel is well suited to the audiobook format since its structure shifts from one character's point of view to another's. Every performance is believable; every transition is well paced. Whether it's Tracy Flick's snappy attitude, Tammy's plaintive tones, or Mr. M's hapless machinations, each narrator is fully invested in the story, making this audiobook a real winner."
– Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine