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The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street

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Published: 19th December 2013
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Now A Major Motion Picture Directed By Martin Scorsese, Starring Leonardo Dicaprio (The Great Gatsby, The Aviator),Matthew Mcconaughey (Mud, Magic Mike), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Zero Dark Thirty) And Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), And Adapted For The Screen By Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). 'What Separates Jordan's Story...


About the Author

Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York, the son of accountants; 'his mother wanted him to be a doctor'. He hustled ices to put himself through college showing early entrepreneurial flair. His first business sent him bankrupt at 24 so he went down to Wall Street with $100 in his pocket and through a series of wild coincidences and leaps of logic ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America - the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, spent one month in rehab, and is currently living in Los Angeles, California.

What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty. Leonardo DiCaprio 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 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

ISBN: 9781444778120
ISBN-10: 1444778129
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 19th December 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 19.7
Weight (kg): 0.37