Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
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Synopsis

“I’m crazy about Bond Girl. Erin Duffy is a fresh, funny, and fabulous new voice.”
—Adriana Trigiani, author of Brava, Valentine
 
The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street in Bond Girl—a hilarious, fast–paced race through the jungle of high finance in four–inch heels. An author who spent ten years working on Wall Street, Erin Duffy has parlayed her stock market savvy into a fresh, hip, funny, and sexy novel about a bright, young, newly minted B-school graduate’s rise at one of the Street’s most prestigious brokerage firms—only to confront the possible destruction of her dreams in the infamous 2008 financial bust. Bond Girl is a blue chip hoot for anyone who loves smart and fun contemporary woman’s fiction.
 

About Erin Duffy

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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. Bond Girl is her first novel.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by William Morrow. 309 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspired by her father’s long career in finance, Alex Garrett knew from an early age that she would end up working on the Street.

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Publishers Weekly

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Despite promising insider secrets about what really happens at a Wall Street firm, Duffy’s debut crashes as fast as the stock market did.

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Examiner

Let's jump into this review without any of my usual ridiculous preamble, Dear Readers, as I am twitching in anticipation to share these aaaaah-mazing new reads with you!

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Struggling through obstacles such as a new nickname, Girlie, being forced to by a $1,000 wheel of cheese as punishment for a costly work mistake, and having the only other female co-worker hate her guts, Alex hardens her backbone and shows that she has what it takes.

Jul 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

Examiner

The life that Alex has worked so hard to establish, not to mention the hard-won camaraderie with her peers, is threatened by the ensuing financial crisis, which results in corporate restructuring, mass firings, and a palpable sense of fear that permeates the office.

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

Examiner

Dragging her folding chair from person to person, she watches and studies how things are done, enduring humiliation after humiliation from her gruff boss, Chick, who has no problem telling her what he expects of her (in front of everyone), to the desk of men who think nothing of calling her Girli...

Feb 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

Book Reporter

But reading BOND GIRL, Erin Duffy’s debut novel, and you can’t help but be reminded of memorable characters Bridget Jones (BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY by Helen Fielding) and Cannie Shapiro (Jennifer Weiner’s GOOD IN BED).

Jan 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

Entertainment Weekly

It's hard not to love a protagonist who confesses — on page 2, mind you — that she's suffering from a hangover after a night alone drinking too much pinot noir, watching Law & Order, and smoking a pack of Parliaments.

Jan 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

All About Romance

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In the same style as roman à clef books The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada, Bond Girl takes on Wall Street, illuminating the excesses, sexual harassment, and hazing type working conditions for women as they take on one of the last bastions of the “old boy club”.

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Pajiba

This book made me sad, not because it was depressing, but because I’ve officially out grown another book genre.

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Look At OKC

In “Bond Girl” (William Morrow Paperback, $14.99), just released in paperback, Erin Duffy draws from her real life experience to show a side of Wall Street that is a little unexpected.

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Chick Lit Central

When I first heard about "Bond Girl," by Erin Duffy, and was told that it was like "The Devil Wears Prada" for Wall Street, I just knew I had to read it!

May 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Bond Girl: A Novel

Open Salon

Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and library consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco F...

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Reuters

The opinions expressed are her own.) By Megan Miller NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Erin Duffy's "Bond Girl" does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downf...

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