Fun and surprisingly informative debut from an ex-Wall Street bond dealer. Alex (Alexandra) has always wanted to work in Wall Street and lands a job as an analyst (basically an indentured servant) for one of the top firms. To say she has to deal with a steep learning curve would be a massive understatement! Does for the finance markets what The Devil Wears Prada did for the fashion industry but this time it’s the men who are in control.
Whilst some bankers take 15 minutes to agree on a font size for a presentation, Alex Gerrett discovers that it takes her only one minute to lose her new bank $93,000 on her first trade. Welcome to the world of finance. Being at the bottom of the corporate ladder in one of Wall street's biggest powerhouses is like having landed in a giant adult playground for new-girl-on-the-block Alex. As a child she witnessed the 'glamour' of the money-making machine via her banker dad. Now, she has survived the 'do-you-squeeze-the-toothpaste-from-the-bottom-or-the-top?' question in the interview and is heading for The City. Her 'Watch Out Wall Street, Here I Come' attitude is soon punctured by her status as the one with the folding chair instead of a desk. She has a lot to learn, for example: * A $65 limo ride is a completely acceptable way to travel ten blocks! * ! or five blocks if it's raining. *Knowing maths is important -- but nowhere near as important as you'd think! * A bet is a bet is a bet. If you lose as credit card roulette, you will pay the bill. No one cares that it's your first job and the bill is $10,000. And with things looking a little sticky on the World's markets, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
'I'm crazy about Bond Girl. Erin Duffy is a fresh, funny, and fabulous new voice in literature.!Great story. Delicious debut.' -- Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia and Brava, Valentine
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||5th July 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Erin Duffy graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 with a B.A. in English and went on to spend more than a decade working in fixed income sales on Wall Street. She currently lives in New York. Bond Girl is her first novel.More About Erin Duffy