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Tom Perrotta, Author | Official Web Site
Chapter 2: Books & Writing


  • ISBN 0399143661
  • 1998, Penguin/Putnam (Hardcover)

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, thinks the students deserve better. So he persuades Paul Warren, a good-hearted jock, to throw his hat into the student council election. 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.

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"[A] darkly comic and winning novel." — San Francisco Chronicle

"Funny, sad, realistic, irreverent, and very readable." — Library Journal

"Perrotta is that rare writer equally gifted at drawing people's emotional maps...and creating sidesplitting scenes." — People