Erin Duffy lost her job on Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis. Duffy, out of work and frustrated with her prospects, began writing. The result is “Bond Girl.” The novel is about a young woman entering the fast-paced male-dominated world of Wall Street. Duffy says the book is based largely on her experiences working for Merrill Lynch. She drew on stories from her own job as well as her friends from college and high school, who also entered the financial world. Duffy hopes it will open the eyes of many who do not realize it is a good ole boy world on Wall Street. Full article.

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