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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 19/12/2013
- Category: Autobiography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9781444778120
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Review by knightlight777
One thing you have to hand Jordan Belfort, he is quite the self promoter. His books remind me a lot of Lance Armstrong's many promo books before his downfall. This book encompasses Belfort's odyssey through his drug drenched ride to fame and fortune while bilking thousands out of hundreds of millions. The self proclaimed "Wolf of Wall Street" was invincible and continues his ride with books and a movie, and as a motivational speaker and sales trainer. His self indulgent lifestyle eventually costs him his marriage but he gets off relatively unscathed with a very light sentence at a country club Fed prison for "cooperating." Through it all he demonstrates his key trait, no remorse for what he did. Unfortunately he may be a role model for some.
Review by polarbear123
Not bad really. Thought I would not really like this after the first couple of chapters. The writing was not that great. But it did grab me and I found myself interested in the story. No it is not one of the greats but I have to admit I found my self chuckling away. At least he is fairly honest about his life. Although I will say that the ending is fairly deflatory, like a balloon losing air over a week or so: fairly unexciting. But still worth a read on this beach this summer.