= JOYCE SELANDER =
Murder, Mayhem, and
(not to mention sex) at the
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
October 25, 5:30-8:30pm
Ries Lounge, 19 South Wabash, 2d floor
5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion and more
cocktails. $40 includes drinks, two cigars,
Reservations are required.
Joyce's new book: "The pits are not always
filled with vipers. My name is Joyce Selander and I am the first
woman to physically trade financial Futures in the pits at the
Chicago Board of Trade. At barely 5'5", 110 pounds
dripping wet, I went into physical, hand-to-hand financial
combat everyday for thirteen years. Standing - or trying to
stand - toe-to-toe with five hundred shouting, sweating,
testosterone hyped male traders (and 1500 frantic clerks!) all
driven by ambition, need, greed, love, and sometimes,
desperation. Some days I would leave the floor
mentally bruised, physically black and blue, and fighting tears.
Even when I exited the building, I was still in the pits - down
on the days I lost thousands, up on the days when the market
went my way in stride with my amazing life. Through my work I
met diplomats and US presidents; dated secret service agents;
saw murder, mayhem, a personal plot to overthrow the Taliban,
911 and everything in between including remarkable kindness and
grace under pressure which helped when I was faced with the loss
of friends due to stress, drugs, and greed. So join me on
this incredible adventure which started when smoking was
permitted in the pits but women were not."
Ms. Selander will tell stories
from the pits and sign copies of her new book,
Joyce, Queen of the Mountain.