Harry Bennett Branch Auditorium
Saturday, September 17, 2022
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us with the Ferguson Library for a reading of Diane Cohen Schneider’s latest novel, Andrea Hoffman Goes All In, about an overeducated, underemployed and unmotivated recent college graduate in heady days of the finance world of early-1980s Chicago. At first, it seems like a bad fit. But the world of finance has its own weird charm, and Andrea grows increasingly fascinated by the strange language of trading, the complexity of the stock market, and her colleagues, who navigate it all with a ruthless confidence. Even though she has two strikes against her—Jewish and female—Andrea’s quick wit and strong work ethic propel her into an actual sales job and her career takes off. But this is the Wall Street of the eighties, and along with making a lot more money, Andrea adopts a new, fast life of cocktails, cocaine and casual sex. Drunk on her achievements, she gradually realizes that at some point, she’s going to have to decide what success really means to her.
Book sale and signing.
Refreshments will be served.
More details can be found through the Ferguson Library Website.