October 31, 2008: Laura Pedersen
Presented as part of the B&ECPL’s Meet The Author Lunchtime Library Series in conjunction with WBFO-FM, this edition features Buffalo born Laura Pedersen, author of Buffalo Gal. Having grown up in the snowlblower city of Buffalo, NY, Pedersen knew how to beat the odds by high school graduation and was well prepared to seek her fortune on Wall Street, becoming the youngest person to have a seat on the American Stock Exchange and a millionaire by age 21. Combining laugh-out-loud humor with a slice of social history her hometown, which was a flash point for race riots, antiwar protests, and abortion rallies, not to mention bingo, bowling, and Friday night fish fries, Pedersen paints a vivid portrait of an era.
Recorded on: October 31, 2008
Playing time: 32:01