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BIO

Tracy McArdle Brady is a published novelist, essayist and communications executive.

She is the 2020 recipient of

The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program, the only one of its kind: a writing residency specifically for emerging humor writers.

She has written for The Boston Globe Magazine, Fortune, Adweek, the Martha's Vineyard Times, Muse by Clio and other publications.


She has been a senior communications and public relations executive at the advertising agencies Hill Holliday, Modernista! and Arnold Worldwide, and has held similar positions at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Films, and Turner Broadcasting.

She started Festival of Need as a way to connect with and inspire laughter in exasperated women everywhere. Also, no one else would publish her essays exploring the things everyone thinks but no one says.

She is available for speechwriting, ghostwriting, branding consultation, and tequila disposal.

RECENT ARTICLES

Fortune

3% Conference

Muse by Clio

Adweek

The Carlisle Mosquito (not a typo)


BOOKS

(widely unread and critically unacclaimed)

Real Women Eat Beef

(Downtown Press / Simon & Schuster)

Confessions of a Nervous Shiksa

(Downtown Press / Simon & Schuster)

In One Year & Out the Other

(Downtown Press / Simon & Schuster)

If you really want to change something, try laughter.

 

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