Tuesday, March 8, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Buffalo Gal

Pedersen, Laura. Buffalo Gal: A Memoir. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2008.

Laura Pedersen  is a Wall Street millionaire who grew up the snowy city of Buffalo, New York, and this is her comically written memoir. Like many families subsisting in the frigid North during the energy crisis, the Pedersens feared rising prices at the gas pump, argued about the thermostat, fought over the dog to stay warm at night, and often slept in their clothes. From a blue collar family, Laura became the neighborhood wild child, skipping school, playing poker, betting on the horses, and trading stocks. After graduating from high school Pedersen became the youngest person to have a seat on the American Stock Exchange and a millionaire by age 21.

Previewed by Charles Lockwood, Digital Services Librarian. Click here to read this book.

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