The Wolf of Wall Street
By (author) Jordan Belfort
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Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
Book DescriptionNow a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio "NEW YORK TIMES"BESTSELLER 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 sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting 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. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent. Reputedly the prototype for the film "Boiler Room, " Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own. From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down . . . Praise for "The Wolf of Wall Street" Raw and frequently hilarious. "The New York Times" 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 cross between Tom Wolfe s "The Bonfire of the Vanities "and Scorsese s "GoodFellas ." . . Belfort has the Midas touch. "The Sunday Times "(London) Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read. "Kirkus Reviews" "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553384772
(234mm x 157mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jordan Belfort
Wolf of Wall Street, Paperback (December 2013)
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Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, Paperback (October 2013)
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In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street, narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down...
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Author Biography - Jordan Belfort
After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two children. "From the Hardcover edition."
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