Damsel in Distressed is an often-hilarious romp through the jungles of high finance…A lively and informative tutorial on hedge funds during their glory years…I suspect it will become a classic of the genre.”
— Wall Street Journal

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“One of the first woman traders in the hedge fund industry has written a lively and witty memoir that captures what it’s like to work – and succeed – in the male-dominated eat-what-you-kill profession.” 
Hedge Fund Alert
Dominique Mielle tells the story of her hedge fund career with humor and élan, in a way that illuminates both twenty years of hedge fund history and what it took to be one of the few women of her generation to reach the top ranks of finance.” 
Professor Jonathan Levin, Dean of the Stanford Business School
“This is a witty and wise story of a woman who found success and satisfaction working as an investor in the pointy-end of the finance industry—hedge funds. Dominique tells it all, in a way that entertains and inspires both the veteran investor and the aspiring novice.” 
Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100 Women in Finance

Book Reviews

Wall Street Journal (2/11/2022): Over the Hedge: Three Books on the Field’s Highs and Lows
DealBreaker (11/9/2021): Hedge Funds Will Leap At Any Advantage, Unless It Means Hiring More Women Or Black People
Institutional Investors (11/3/2021): Dominique Mielle reflects on the scarcity of women in senior roles
Alternatives Watch (10/29/2021): Canyon Capital alumna Dominique Mielle diagnoses the HF
Forbes (10/12/2021): Here’s how hedge funds have changed
Pensions & Investments (9/6/2021): Hedge fund veteran talks gender gap in new book
efinancial Careers (9/2/2021): Confessions of a hedge fund partner in 5-inch stilettos