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Author: Maureen Sherry Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781442397774
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wall Street women never talk because their silence has been bought. Not Maureen Sherry. She tells her story of a working mother’s battle against outrageous sexism and financial recklessness with laugh-out-loud insight and winning panache.”

    Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Corporate sexism and the mortgage crisis are a laugh a minute…in this delightful comic novel, at least…So much fun, and educational too.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Rooting for our girl banker/mommy/wife Isabelle is not tough; she is so brilliantly breezy.”

    Lucy Sykes, author of The Knockoff

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About the Author

After twelve years on Wall Street, Maureen Sherry—formerly the youngest managing director at Bear Stearns and a Cornell graduate—switched gears to earn her Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University to write and to tutor at inner-city schools. Walls Within Walls—her first book, a mystery for middle school audiences—has been awarded curriculum prizes by the states of Texas and Connecticut, and she was named one of the Best New Voices by the American Library Association. Maureen is also an active board member of numerous charities. But Maureen believes her biggest project is raising her four children with her husband, which never feels like a job at all.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.