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Pink Ink : Life's Too Short To Be Anything But Yourself - Harry Cook

Pink Ink

Life's Too Short To Be Anything But Yourself

Paperback Published: 20th August 2018
ISBN: 9780648226765
Number Of Pages: 224

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Harry Cook was born in the UK but moved to Australia when he was 10. He began acting in his early teens and soon scored a breakthrough role opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis at age 17. He has since starred in various TV shows, films and theatre productions both nationally and internationally.

In 2013, at age 22 and after years of struggling with his sexuality, Harry came out publicly to his fans on YouTube. At the time, Harry feared the impact his coming out would have on his career, but knew he had to be true to himself. The video went viral overnight and Harry became front page news in Australia, the UK and the USA. Since coming out, Harry has been at the forefront of LGBTQI Activism both nationally and internationally.

Pink Ink is a memoir of Harry's life, his career in show business, his intense battle with addiction and ultimately his resilience and push to find acceptance within himself. The book spans across Harry's life from moving to Australia to landing his first major film role, travelling to the Maldives to shoot a surf thriller movie (without being able to surf), attending the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City for his first world movie premiere; and also the darker days of coming out, his severe battle with alcoholism and addiction and his time in a rehab facility at age 19.

Pink Ink also covers Harry finding love just a month after getting out of rehab, rebuilding his career, getting married, and fighting for equality back home in Australia. Harry's story is both touching and hilarious, warm and gritty.

Pink Ink is a story that is is an inspiringly raw and honest read for anyone who is struggling with the angst of adolescence, facing adversity or wants to know what life is really like behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and show-business.

About the Author

Harry Cook is an Australian actor and LGBTQI activist. Since the age of 17 he has starred in some major film, TV and theatre productions, including the lead opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis in Accidents Happen, alongside Sam Neill and Bryan Brown in ABC's Old School and in cult surf thriller Caught Inside with Peter Phelps and Ben Oxenbould. Most recently he won the Best Supporting Actor award at the prestigious Film Out San Diego for his role in feature film Drown. He is married to his husband Liam and they currently live in Sydney with their English Bulldog Poppy, who they rescued from a shelter in Los Angeles.


Insightful read


Found the parents reactions to his coming out quite confronting and emotional.



Heart-wrenching in parts


Really enjoyed this book, and although it was sad in parts, Harry balanced this really well with self-deprecating humour.

Tweed Coast



4.5 2


ISBN: 9780648226765
ISBN-10: 064822676X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th August 2018
Publisher: Finch Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.3