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Humor Writer of the Month: Tracy McArdle Brady

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

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 worked on marketing campaigns for a variety of brands including Volkswagen, Hershey’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America and Partnership for Drug Free Kids. She also spent several years in New York and L.A. as a movie and television publicist with Turner Broadcasting, Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures.

Her writing has appeared in Fortune, Adweek, The Boston Globe Magazine, Muse by Clio and more.

She is a mother of two boys and the author of two “widely unread, critically unacclaimed and financially disastrous novels” (Confessions of a Nervous Shiksa and Real Women Eat Beef).

Her humor blog,, “stems the tide of existential doom accompanying mid-life.”

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