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...
<iThe 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.
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
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 19th December 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.37