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Let Me Be Frank

Tracy Dawson

Warwick’s presents
Tracy Dawson
in conversation with Allana Harkin from "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"

Let Me Be Frank

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:00pm PDT

Let Me Be Frank
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On Thursday, May 12th at 5pm PDT Warwick's will host Tracy Dawson as she discusses her new book, Let Me Be Frank: A Book about Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren't Supposed to Do, in conversation with Allana Harkin from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Tracy Dawson is a Canadian American actor and writer who began her career at the world-renowned Second City in Toronto. The winner of numerous acting and writing awards, she wrote for and performed as a lead actor on the television series Call Me Fitz starring Jason Priestley, for which she won the Gemini Award and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her play, theM & us, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. Tracy has acted in countless projects on stage and screen, including Disney Channel's Girl vs. Monster, and has sold several television projects in the United States and Canada. Born in Ottawa, she lives in Los Angeles with her life partner, Isaac, who is a Dog. Let Me Be Frank is her first book.

“A smart, funny journey through history that introduces us to the rule breakers who made history worth traveling through.”—Patton Oswalt

“I came up with Tracy as a fellow sketch comedian on the vomit-soaked stages of the Toronto comedy scene. And like the brilliant, resourceful, rule-breaking, damn-well-stubborn sisters in Let Me Be Frank, Tracy is someone who gets the job done, and gets it done well.”—Samantha Bee

Let Me Be Frank illuminates with a wry warmth the incredible stories of a diverse group of women from different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who have defied the patriarchy, refusing to allow men or the status quo to define their lives or break their spirit. An often sardonic and thoroughly impassioned homage to female ingenuity and tenacity, the women profiled in this inspiring anthology broke the rules to reach their goals and refused to take "no" for an answer. These women took matters into their own hands, dressing - sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively - as men to do what they wanted to do. This includes competing in marathons, publishing books, escaping enslavement, practicing medicine, tunneling deep in the earth as miners, taking to the seas as pirates and serving on the frontlines in the military, among many other pursuits. Not only did these women persist, many unknowingly made history and ultimately inspired later generations in doing so. This compendium is an informative and enthralling celebration of these revolutionary badasses who have changed the world and our lives.

Let Me Be Frank is filled with more than two dozen specially commissioned, full-color illustrations and hand-lettering by artist Tina Berning, whose multi-award-winning work has been published in numerous publications and anthologies worldwide, and is designed by Alex Kalman.

Allana Harkin has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent, director and co-executive producer on seven seasons TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She started her comedy career as a writer, performer and founding member of the acclaimed Toronto sketch troupe The Atomic Fireballs. As well as starring in numerous television shows and movies she has written for TBS, TNT, PBS, Nick Jr, CBC and CTV. Allana also co-directed the Emmy-nominated special The Great American Puerto Rico and wrote and directed the award-winning short film The Godmother which played at festivals across North America and premiered on TNT. Her play Real Estate has been produced in every theatre season since its premiere in 2005. 

Let Me Be Frank: A Book About Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren't Supposed to Do By Tracy Dawson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063061064
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Published: Harper Design - May 10th, 2022