The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Author Jordan Belfort
ISBN-10 0553384775
ISBN-13 9780553384772
Year 2008-08-26
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Bantam
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Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprioNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERBy 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 STREETIn 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 Belforts hyped up coked out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profitsfor 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 everywhereeven as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on themto 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 StreetRaw and frequently hilarious The New York Times A rollicking tale of Jordan Belforts 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 Wolfes The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorseses 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 ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition

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