The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)

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by Jordan Belfort
     
 

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Now 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. 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

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Now 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. 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, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices 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

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“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345549334
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Edition description:
Media Tie
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
463,286
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two children.

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Wolf of Wall Street 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 166 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will begin this review by saying that the story line is very intriguing. With that being said, Belfort may have been better served to cut this book down to about 300 pages instead of the 519 and perhaps have a real author write it. While I do recoginize that he is a great salesman (albeit a scam artist), having to read on every page about how this much cost or how that much costs gets old very quickly. Jordan, we get it, you made ALOT of money. Obscene amounts of money. One can easily ascertain this early on in the book. No need to extend the book by another 200 pages just so that you can drive this point home over, and over, and over. Getting into all the 'business' aspects kept me reading. I will admit that I was impressed with the complexity of his dealings. He truly did have a great mind and used it to his advantage. The one disturbing occurence that continually played out was the fact that he was an absolute horrible husband and father and had the audacity to laugh about it. All in all it was a good read. Despite the unecessary ranting, it was hard to put down. I recommend it but a Pulitzer Prize winner it is not.
ToddR More than 1 year ago
Jordan Belfort takes the reader on an astonishing, wild ride through one of the most outrageous scandals in recent Wall Street history. He reveals the life of international jet-setting glamour, power, and dangerous excess. This is a story of a man who was an almost instant millionaire. Unfortunately for the protagonist, everthing begins to unravel just as quickly, from his business life to his friendships and marriage. Jordan barely survived to tell these stories. Part cautionary tale, part insider exclusive, this memoir is a rather frank examination of power and greed. Some of the detailed excesses are lessons for all readers to take note of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying, the first line I read in this book was Jordan stating that this is his story "based on his best recollection of the events". Now, anyone that knows anything about this man, knows that he has an ability to talk quick - he's a salesman and it was his job to get this book to sell and get people talking about it, and him again. Someone that stated that he did as many drugs as he says, would NOT remember 3/4 of what he put in this book. That being said, I took it all with a grain of salt and enjoyed it for what it was - bragging and story telling. All in all, it kept my interest as an easy read. It gave you a bit of an inside look into what money and greed can do to people and make them think that they are above it all. I knew going into this book that it was most likely exaggerated, so I didn't take it too seriously. I suppose I could best compare it to one of the most ridiculous tabloid stories you would ever read - just a REALLY long one. He could have cut this book down by a couple hundred pages if he didn't talk about his wife's luscious loins every other paragraph.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Sales Assistant at Stratton for 6 years, I really enjoyed Jordan's Book. I couldn't put it down and read it in 2 days. There were some gross exaggerations about the Sales Assistants (not all were young blonde, bosomy, sex fiends who dressed in short skirts or made $100K a year) but for the most part everything else that happened in the board room was true.
ReaderPlusOH More than 1 year ago
Agree with several other reviews. Belfort should have had someone edit this book - better than it was. Several stories left hanging in the air - especially items about other people. Too self-absorbed to see the forest for the trees. A real shame. This book could have been educating rather than profane.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both the book and the movie were too long. You can only read/see so many sexcapades, drug binges, and illegal business dealings before it all starts to sound the same. Overall though, very interesting. I asked on more than one occasion if people really did live like this. Gave a glimpse of a different world that I will never know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do not waste your time reading this book. I stopped reading it on page 68 because it is a nasty, poorly written book about an owner of a company full of greedy, no nothing pigs. I got wealthy buying and selling stocks and never did business with this type of low life broker. I hope the end of the book finds him actually working for someone else at an hourly wage or he ends up broke. I will never know!!
JackS12 More than 1 year ago
Amazing that that someone actually lived this life This book revolves around “The Wolf” (Jordan Belfort): An ordinary guy turned manipulative millionaire stockbroker who can take tons upon tons of drugs, spend obscene amounts of money that enable him to do some of the most outrageous things, one of which was the sinking of his 170 foot yacht. He is at the top of his game, having the time of his life, but ultimately his life unravels and comes crashing down. One prevalent theme within this book is his drug abuse, however he uses this addiction and changes it for the better towards the end of the book. This book is very fascinating and makes you want to keep reading. Belfort is very descriptive in his work, but sometimes is a little too descriptive and it is very prolonging to the story. This book is not for every one and it is certainly not for someone who is prude and cant stand countless profanities and sexual content. This book is recommended for someone who is looking for a good read and wants to learn more about the man who succeeded to become “The Wolf of Wall Street” and managed to spend $700,000 on a hotel bill for a few nights. “The Wolf” now has me hooked, so I am going to pick up his sequel: “Catching The Wolf of Wall Street”. 
fishbreath More than 1 year ago
I hope the movie is better than the book. Hunter Thompson wrote about essentially the same thing less the greed, but Thompson was a better writer.
DDriver More than 1 year ago
The Wolf of Wall Street is a very entertaining book. Drugs, drinking, and sex permeate the life of a successful Wall Street up and comer. I am looking forward to the movie, though I don’t know how a movie could do this story justice. It is a great book from start to finish.
sw73 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading stories based on peoples lives, this story line was just "wow" so much money and power and crazy lifestyle. I stopped reading it because there was so much cussing, the *f* word especially. I think the story would be much better if the language was toned down a bit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book totally downplayed the rold of jordan's partner danny who ran the firm while jordan was wacked out. businesses are run by functioning people, I worked ther for three years and never met jordan but dealt with danny every day. he was the real wolf...........
Anonymous 6 months ago
Did anyone see the movie it was hilarious friend me anyone pls my names logan steele
Anonymous 7 months ago
I enjoyrd thid book very much While it was of a very serious nature, I laughed out loud duting some sections of the book
Dancing-Man92 More than 1 year ago
I love the wolf!  He is my superhero. The book is great and the writing even better! It is difficult to believe a man of so many talents like him could exist. You probably know about Belfort because the super movie release. We know him as the super grandiose, arrogant man he was portrayed as. Though in the book, there is a very real sense of a troubled man who just made some bad choices. A great read. I recommend to anyone!
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B-2 More than 1 year ago
Sex, drugs, huge money: and a surprisingly boring book. (Didn’t see the movie, can’t compare.) It is written apparently as an insider's autobiography of a Wall Street shark. Great subject, but it turned out just an amateur's essay. If you, like me, are curious about how Wall Street works, this book won’t tell you much of interest. Maybe Wall Street really is nothing more than a bunch of drug addicted scam artists who just sitting there with millions raining on them by foolish millionaire investors( must be a boring place, then). Or maybe the author just not good in explaining things, or intentionally dumbed them down to lowest Hollywood level . If you are looking for an exciting human perspective on the life of The Rich and Messed-Up, this is not a “Great Gatsby”. Reads like written by a nine grade’s C-student: shallow, repetitive, drawn out , and of course every forth word in the entire book has to be a F-bomb. Getting old and boring after the first chapter. I grade books as Buy and Keep ( BK), Read a Library Copy (RLC) and Once-I-Put-It-Down-I-Couldn’t-Pick-It-Up (OIPD-ICPU). This one was a classic OIPD-ICPU.
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