Laura Pedersen

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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 career. She chronicled these years in her first book, Play Money.

Having vowed to become anything but a journalist and with no conception of what a semicolon does, Laura spent the better part of the 1990s writing for The New York Times.

In 1994 President Clinton honored her as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. She has appeared on TV shows inclu
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Last Call

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Buffalo Gal: A Memoir

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Planes, Trains, and Auto-Ri...

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Best Bet (Hallie Palmer, #4)

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Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration

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Life In New York: How I Lea...

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“Coincidence is God's way of being anonymous.”
Laura Pedersen, Best Bet

“Relationships are so much like the United States - they only really thrive when faced with an external threat.”
Laura Pedersen, Best Bet

“Hey there, Hallie, welcome to the next place we need a Deer Crossing sign.'
I didn't know that deers could read.'
They can in Cosgrove County. It's part of the No Deer Left Behind program.”
Laura Pedersen, Best Bet

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