Writers Live - Tracey Spicer introduces The Good Girl Stripped Bare
17th May '17 @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Tracey Spicer when she introduces her new book The Good Girl Stripped Bare.
Tracey Spicer was always the good girl. Inspired by Jana Wendt, this young woman from the Brisbane backwaters waded through the 'cruel and shallow money trench' of television and landed a dream role: national news anchor for a major network.
But once there, she found that for women, TV was less about news and more about helmet hair, masses of makeup and fatuous fashion. Still Tracey plastered on a smile and did what she was told. But when she was sacked by email after having a baby, this good girl turned 'bad', taking legal action against the network for pregnancy discrimination.
In this memoir Tracey deconstructs the barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. Along the way she pulls back the covers on the rise of fake news, the commercial influence on the media, the gender pay gap, pregnancy discrimination and the 'good girl' syndrome.
Join us for a frank and funny evening when Tracey Spicer is our guest at 6.30pm on Wednesday May 17th, 2017.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply), or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk 'The Lady Stripped Bare' has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people. Tracey anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her 'full-frontal' columns appear weekly in metropolitan newspapers and on opinion websites. The 49-year-old is the co-founder and national convenor of Women in Media.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Wed, 17th May
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112