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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leslie Whitaker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


Died: 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

-- Leslie Whitaker on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author lived in Oak Park for 15 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Maye and Faye's Building & Loan: The Story of a Remarkable Sisterhood
ISBN: 0786210400

Thorndike Press. 1997

NonfictionLarge Print EditionTwins Maye Smith and Faye Hudson tell the story of their remarkable, inspiring success . . . from bank tellers to bank presidents to millionaires.They shared everything life had to offer. Having conquered all the lessons and nearing retirement, the pair decided to try one more thing: to take their bank public. They offered stock to depositors who bought all the available shares. Soon after, the largest bank in the state offered them $17.5 million for their savings and loan. This is a unique treasury of American life and of an American Dream come true. Maye Smith and Faye Hudson are the former president and vice-president of the Point Pleasant (West Virginia) Federal Savings Bank.

Wake Up and Smell the Money: Fresh Starts at Any Age--and Any Season of Your Life
ISBN: 0140288554

Penguin Books. 2000

Offers a practical guide to personal finance, sharing advice on setting the stage for financial security regardless of one's time in life

The Beardstown Ladies' Common-Sense Investment Guide: How We Beat the Stock Market - And How You Can Too
ISBN: 0786881208

Hyperion. 1996

Already role models for thousands of investors, the Beardstown Ladies--16 savvy women from rural Beardstown, Illinois--have beaten the stock market for more than a decade. This guide includes step-by-step instructions for their investment strategies, plus illustrative anecdotes that will show even the most inexperienced investor how to devise a personal financial plan. Photos.

The Good Girl's Guide to Negotiating: How to Get What You Want at the Bargaining Table
ISBN: 0316601470

Little, Brown and Company. 2002

Emphasizing what women bring to the table (such as listening skills and empathy) and teaching readers how to recognize and control traits that undermine their abilities (such as the tendency toward avoiding conflict or sending internal self-defeating messages), this unique guide instructs and inspires women to negotiate to their best advantage in any bargaining situation.