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Laura Pedersen
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Play Money

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Just a year after she started as a lowly clerk, 18-year-old Laura Pederson was trading millions of dollars worth of stock and options and coping with the almost exclusively male world of traders and specialists. By turns hilarious and frightening, her account blows the lid off the Decade of Greed.
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published April 3rd 1991 by Crown
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Sep 12, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it
I got this book in hard cover and enjoyed tracking the "what it takes" aspect of making it as a girl who didn't take "no" for an answer. It was a nice memoir of her time as a runner. It made it sound exciting to be so young and so determined. That said, I haven't had a piece of hard candy since I read it.
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Laura Pedersen was born in Buffalo, New York (one of "God's frozen people") in 1965, at the height of The Folk Music Scare. (For details of misspent youth see essay at 'Is there a Nurse in the Church?'). After finishing high school in 1983 she moved to Manhattan and began working on The American Stock Exchange, a time when showing up combined with basic computation skills could be parlayed into a ...more
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