I don’t normally recommend books on my blog for a lot of reasons. You’ve got to really be an amazing book for me to be willing to come out and tell people to GO READ NOW!!! But this book, oh this book is one of those books. Stop reading my blog and go get it. Get two copies. I have three because I have two friends that I had to go back and buy it for to make sure they read it.
If you’ve ever wondered what Wall Street is like, especially what it was like during the meltdown, this is the book to read. I mean sure, I can recommend a ton of great nonfiction books about all sorts of economics. I can even explain the graphs to you and show you how to do the math. But if you want to know what those schmucks on the trading floor were going through—read this book because you’ll laugh your ass off. I laughed so hard I was crying at certain points while reading this book and let me tell you a little secret—traders always look at economists and quants like we’re the freaky (most likely evil) younger siblings of He-who-should-not-be-named but we just look at them as pains in the ass. I should not have been sympathetic to Girlie in this book but I was. Oh God I was. Because the 50lb wheel of parmesan—I have seen similar things happen to the ‘new girl’.
So if you want a book that will give you a bird’s eye view of what it’s like to be a girl in the boys club while it’s all melting down—this is the book for you. Especially because the funny parts are all (most likely) based on true experiences.
I only have one warning for this book. While it’s a women’s fiction book it’s definitely not a romance. The possibility for romance is there if Erin Duffy ever wanted to bring us back into Girlie’s world ( I won’t spoil it but the book ends with some potential for lovin’) but the only guy who get’s significant love interest time turns out to be one of those guys who needs to get a raging case of the clap. Over and over again. So like I said, not romance but definitely one of those great women’s fictions books that make you not care about the fact that the heroine may be happier without Mr. Right.
So final recommendation? Why are you still reading this blog—go pick up BOND GIRL by Erin Duffy right now!