Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
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, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him 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 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 . . .
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
“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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It's really hard to feel sorry for a guy who is basically a moron with a talent for making money on wall street. As far as money goes he had it all, but couldn't control his drug and alcohol consumption nor his sex drive. It doesn't take a Harvard degree to foresee what happens next.The same as what happens to every sucessful rock band, they make it and then use sex, drugs and alcohol to excess until it all falls down. Like listening to an airplanes cockpit recorder while the plane is going to crash, you know what happens but can't stop listening.
The Wolf is Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street was a great listen and at times an edge of your seat thriller. Jordan does not hold back and paints a picture of Wall Street the way he lived it. Living for money, sex and drugs consumes his every thought and soon would become the catalyst for his demise. This book will keep you thinking about your broker. Enjoy it.
Bad Representation of a Masterpiece
I worked at Stratton for three years with Mr. Belfort and I must say that the narrator of this book captures zero of the appeal of the actual book. Had Jordan narrated this himself, it would have been an amazing audio book, but instead, it sounds as though a 95 year old smoker who hates life has been forced to read. Truly Sad. For all of you who want an amazing read that you WILL NOT put down, please pick up a copy of this book. His new book 'Catching the Wolf of Wall Street' comes out mid March 2009. You can also add the Wolf on Facebook!