The Wolf of Wall Street (Paperback)Jordan Belfort (author)
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NOW AN AWARD-WINNING MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JONAH HILL.
'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprio
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called...
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 199 x 131 x 33 mm
Raw and frequently hilarious. * The New York Times *
Reads like a cross between Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's Goodfellas ... Laugh-out-loud funny. * The Sunday Times *
an incredible - and strangely compelling - story of shocking greed and power. * The Sunday Telegraph *
The wicked Wolf of Wall Street ... Cocaine. Girls. James Bond cars. Billion-dollar deals and jail for fraud ... the outrageous memoirs of the real Gordon Gekko. * The Daily Mail *
This book reads like The Financial World presented by Ozzy Osbourne ... One reads a book like this for tales of excess, and Belfort certainly delivers, to the point where you long for a night in with Dad's Army and something eggy on a plate. * The Mail on Sunday *
A truly fascinating read. * Daily Express *
Gleefully crass and terribly sad [but] you actually feel for the guy. * Rolling Stone *
A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort's] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont ... Proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives. * Forbes *
A cocky bad boy of finance recalls ... [his] career as a master of his own universe ... A hell of a read. * Kirkus reviews *
A memoir that reads like fiction ... [about a] vast amount of sex, drugs and risky physical behavior Belfort managed to survive. * Publishers Weekly *
For those not completely familiar with Wall Street, this is an important read. Think of it as a tour of the sort of underbelly of the financial market scene, the dark side of which, in some form, is always out there. For those more experienced, this can be, plain and simple, a fun read. * TheStreet.com *
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“An astonishing account of human excess.”
Jordan Belfort's no-holds barred startlingly honest retelling of his life as a multi billionaire stock broker on wall street is certainly not for the faint of heart. My attention was brought to it after Martin... More
“A Must Read”
As most of you know The Wolf of Wall Street is now a major film. Like most films taken from books I always like to read them first before I watch.
If you are easily put off by foul and abusive language then this book... More
“Great book good read”
If ever managed to watch the film I definitely recommend reading the book. I think if you haven't seen the film you wouldn't understand the book personally
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