In 2013, at age 22 and after years of struggling with his sexuality, Harry came out publicly, making international headlines and bringing him to the forefront of LGBTQI activism both nationally and internationally.
Pink Ink is the heartfelt memoir about a life of figuring oneself out.
From his early years dreaming of being a Disney princess, to his unsuccessful attempts at having a girlfriend, Pink Ink spans Harry’s life with "laugh-out-loud" and "sob-in-to-a-pillow" type-stories that gives a beautiful look at a life far from uneventful.
Landing his first major film role opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis' as her son in Accidents Happen, travelling to the Maldives to shoot a surf thriller movie (without being able to surf), as well as his first world movie premiere at Robert De Niro's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City all before his 18th birthday, Harry's life has been anything but normal.
With Harry's hilarious wit and heartfelt style, Pink Ink reflects' on his coming out as a teen, his struggles at home with his family and his battle with addiction which led him to a rehab facility at age 19.
Living in Hollywood, starring opposite some of the industries biggest names and rescuing an English Bulldog named Poppy (who has her own Instagram account) from a rescue shelter in California and fighting for equality back home in Australia, Harry’s story is both touching and hilarious, warm and gritty and a story that proves there is nothing more important than being exactly who you are.
Praise for Pink Ink
‘the LGBT experience isn’t always as fluffy, carefree and smooth as we would want it to be. Harry’s story of fighting his demons is one we need to hear’ - Matthew Todd (author of Straight Jacket)
“This book will make you laugh, cry, and make you a little angry. But most importantly, it’ll remind you that it’s okay to be exactly who you are.” - Sarah Colonna (Comedian/Chelsea Lately/NYTimes Best Selling Author)
"Harry Cook published a book! Winning! And he didn't even have to get arrested or release a sex tape! But there is plenty of drama, from addiction to self-hate to coming out. He's got lots to share and it's a great read!" - Perez Hilton (Blogger)
“Harry Cook’s Pink Ink brings a collective of cleverly amusing, personal, and heartfelt accounts of his journey navigating life to become a successful, late twenty-something, gay man in entertainment. Written in a voice that can resonate with anyone who’s ever felt different or grappled and triumphed over dark times, it was like reading pages from my very own life. “ - Nick Adams (Felicia in Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of The Desert)
"It took incredible strength to write this book, and ultimately provides an amazing read about the journey of a man finding himself." - Michelle Collins (The View, The Michelle Collins Show on SiriousXM Radio)
“I’ve only read three books, but this one was definitely the best.” - Matthew Mitcham (Olympic Gold Medallist)
”This is not your average coming out story. This is an origin story. It’s Harry’s world and it’s inspiring and fabulous.” - David Campbell (The Today Show, Dream Lover the Musical)