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Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison [Kindle Edition]

Jordan Belfort
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Book Description

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper. He was THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, whose life of greed, power and excess was so outrageous it could only be true; no one could make this up! But the day Jordan was arrested and taken away in handcuffs was not the end of the madness.


Catching the Wolf of Wall Street tells of what happened next. After getting out of jail on $10 million bail he had to choose whether to plead guilty and act as a government witness or fight the charges and see his wife be charged as well. he cooperated.


With his trademark brash, brazen and thoroughly unputdownable storytelling, Jordan details more incredible true tales of fortunes made and lost, money-making schemes, parties, sex, drugs, marriage, divorce and prison.



PRAISE FOR THE WOLF OF WALL STREET



'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 funny.' - The Sunday Times



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

Still a hustler, still a salesman - and also a hell of a writer. (Kirkus reviews)

spankingly candid insights into sex, drugs and rocky stockbroking. (GQ Australia)

Salacious reading. (The Star-Ledger)

Book Description

Read what happened next in the follow-up to the bestselling The Wolf of Wall Street, now a major motion picture directed by MARTIN SCORSESE, starring LEONARDO DICAPRIO,MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, JONAH HILL, JEAN DUJARDIN, KYLE CHANDLER and JOANNA LUMLEY.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Two Roads (24 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FL3C8E2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York. 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 St with $100 in his pocket and ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America - the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. A hard partying lifestyle ended in crash and burn. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, and time in rehab. He's now a highly successful motivational speaker. His story is being made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by martin Scorsese. He is currently living in Los Angeles.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CATCHING THE WOLF 11 Feb. 2014
By Jet Lagged TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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"I read that book from cover to cover - 698 pages in a single day - and I laughed out loud the entire time. I was blown away. Mesmerised. Not only was it the most brilliant book I had ever read but also there was something about the writing style that resonated with my soul...."

So says the Wolf Jordan Belfort, referring to Tom Wolfe's book "The Bonfire of the Vanities".

This "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street" book is the follow-up to his original "The Wolf of Wall Street". There is inevitable duplication with the first book - but enough new material here to keep us interested all over again.

What I find impressive is just how well written this book is. I enjoyed reading it so much that I began to suspect a ghostwriter had been hired to do the job. After all, this guy was not a writer. He was too busy with certain other activities to have any time left for writing.

I would have probably come away with that ghostwriter belief intact - except for what Belfort reveals at the end of the book:-

"... I must have read that book two dozen times, until I knew every word by heart. And then I read it again, to learn grammar. Then I paid my trusty laundry man, Mark the meth dealer ( who happened to be an avid reader), ten cans of tuna to go through the book with a fine-tooth comb and write down every simile and analogy on a separate piece of paper. Then I read it over and over again until I could recite them in my sleep. And before I knew it, a voice popped into my head: my writers voice. It was ironic, glib, obnoxious, self-serving, and often despicable, but, as Tommy explained it, it was funny as all hell."

The "Tommy" he is referring to is Tommy Chong (Of Cheech and Chong fame).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf of Wall Street 27 April 2014
Format:Paperback
American swindlers are a crazy lot. Jordan Belfort is one of the more extrovert and hilarious. The movie made on this book is just a glimpse of his outrageousness.

Both funny and daring, the Wolf of Wall Street will amaze with its boldness. I shouldn’t root for the bad guys, but Jordan is so self-effacing in his grandiose, I cannot help but like him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Duller than the film 26 May 2014
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Like many people I saw the film with all the hookers and the drugs. This book is the same as that but also so much more. It's a pretty hefty read but it shows you another side to the story you don't see in the film. It shows you the true depth of Jordan Belfort and no matter how you feel about what he did, you can't help but admire him and feel sorry for him.
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Where the Wolf of Wall Street covers Jordan's fall from grace, this book covers his rise to power as well as what happened after he got caught. All the questions raised in the Wolf of Wall Street are covered here and, told in Jordan's fast paced and very readable style, this is hard to put down. I would definitely recommend it.
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By Bee
Format:Kindle Edition
Corruption and excess in everything. How this guy is still alive beats me, but what a life. He had it all, then he got caught. A modern tale of what is wrong with the capitalist system. It was people like this who caused the last recession. But even so it is a compelling and enjoyable read with pathos and comedy. I would definately want to party with Jordan Belfort.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow to start but still couldn't put it down 13 May 2014
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I read this immediately after the Wolf of Wall Street and so was slightly disappointed to hear some of the same stories & a lot of explanation before getting into how the Wolf was caught. It was definitely worth reading to the end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Follow-Up 29 April 2014
By bj83
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It's a good read for a second book, more of the same and provides some of the background that wasn't in the first book but featured in the film.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A bit dull 22 April 2014
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In the first book Belfort is clearly very self obsessed and arrogant but he still manages to come across as likeable as the stories are so entertaining. In the second book he spends most of his time grassing on his friends in order to avoid jail and then explaining why he isnt really to blame for any of his actions. This makes for quite dull reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 12 days ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, sad, entertaining and a cautionary tale
Couldn't put it down.

One of the best memoirs I've read.

It's hilarious at times, sad at times, but always entertaining. Read more
Published 21 days ago by md777
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great my partner loved it
Published 1 month ago by clair webb
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as Book 1
Almost as good as Book 1, but written in the same quick witted style. Dont suppose there is another book in Jordan Belfort but hope so!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. S. C. Slater
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it
Not as awesome as the first book but still extremely funny and well worth the effort!!
Published 1 month ago by elcoggo
3.0 out of 5 stars will this be the sequel
Enjoyed this the books are far better than the film. Good for holiday or a flight as it is a quick light read
Published 1 month ago by BOB
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!
I picked this up after reading the first and it doesn't disappoint! So many stories that were referred to but not told in the first book are told here and, consequently, you have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jo Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book jotdon sorting out his debts talks bout his life at wall street
Published 1 month ago by karen wannan K.Wannan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 2 months ago by Leonie Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars if you liked the movie you'll love this...
Excellent exciting and fills gaps from the movie and tells what happens next excellent read- Belfort's style is exciting and fun and very entertaining !!
Published 2 months ago by Holness19
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