Tracey Takes On (book)

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Tracey Takes On
Author Tracey Ullman
Country United States
Language English
Subject Humor
Publisher Hyperion
Publication date
January 23, 1998
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 259
ISBN 978-0-7868-6340-2
OCLC 37509927

Tracey Takes On is a book based on the HBO comedy series of the same name, and is authored by its star Tracey Ullman. The majority of the book's material is taken from the first two seasons of the show. Sketches are presented in the form of letters, newspaper articles, diary entries, magazine interviews, questionnaires, and so on. Each character gets its own dedicated font and letterhead. The book relies on official character press photos and screen captures. Like the series, each chapter opens with a story from Ullman in relation to each chapter's subject. Un-aired or unused sketches and some new material can also be found in the book; this includes a twelve-page film script written by Hope Finch for Harvey Weinstein. The book also comes with character biographies and paper dolls.


  1. Introduction
  2. Character Biographies
  3. Childhood
  4. Royalty
  5. Mothers
  6. Crime
  7. Family
  8. Money
  9. Sex
  10. Fame
  11. Movies
  12. Health
  13. Politics
  14. Miscellaneous
  15. Character Costumes

Critical reception[edit]

People Magazine gave the book a positive review, stating "[i]t's not for sensitive souls who are put off by gross and politically incorrect humor. But Tracey Takes On, like its wildly talented author, is very funny."[1] Entertainment Weekly gave the book a B+.[2]


  1. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Tracey Takes on". People Magazine. February 16, 1998. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tracey Takes On". Entertainment Weekly. February 6, 1998. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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