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The Wolf of Wall Street [Kindle Edition]

Jordan Belfort
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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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)

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'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 'Reads like a cross between Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's Goodfellas ... Laugh-out-loud funny' -- The Sunday Times '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 'Belfort's narrative is at once gleefully crass and terribly sad. By the time he gets arrested by FBI agents en route to buy his daughter a Rugrats video, you actually feel for the guy.' -- Rolling Stone '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.' -- Mail on Sunday

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 863 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AVIW54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #342 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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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Saw the film first then read the book. 5 Feb 2014
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I saw the film without having read the book. It was a fairly good film - typically Scorsese with the music selection and the cinematography although I thought it was a little to long. Di Caprio was very good, as were the supporting actors, many of whom I hadn't really seen before.

I instantly bought the Kindle of the edition and ploughed straight through it. To cut to the chase, it is the autobiography of a guy who makes his millions through a stock broking / investment banking set-up which was immoral at best and downright illegal at worst. I was hoping that it would be a rags-to-riches and back to rags sort of book and fill-in some of the blanks that you expect from a film. It was however somewhat missing - you get the drug abuse, parties, debauched behaviour by his peers and employees and the illegal trading, but you don't get the story of how it all happened - in fact it gavies less of a picture than the film, usually it is the other way around.

Many of the anecdotes from the film are included in the book but they tend to become a little tiring repeated time and time again. When he describes his Rolex or cars, parties, houses, conquests in the bedroom (or wherever it takes his fancy!) it is without any sort of irony or sense that it will wear thin to the reader. It doesn't feel that there is any remorse from the author for the lives that his company ruined by selling worthless stock, the pension funds that might have been hit etc.

I wouldn't suggest reading if easily offended due to the bad language it contains - it doesn't bother me but each to their own. Overall it was OK, perhaps a tale of greed and debauchery it was interesting - not greatly written but if you enjoyed the film the chances are you might enjoy the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Alan
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A great read. It had me hooked from first page to last.
A riotous life story, not to say squirm-inducing at times.
Can't wait to read its sequel
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish. 14 April 2014
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Absolute rubbish. Only a fellow cretin would attempt to read more than a few pages. I don't think I will bother watching the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What can I say 3 April 2014
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I dislike this book intensely only read half, expect the film much better according to the reviews, book utter rubbish
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea 6 Mar 2014
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Downloaded for my husband but he's given up on it. Found it a bit of a lightweight read and he likes them a bit more gritty
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Howling Success! 23 Feb 2014
By Andy
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This is a book you can't put down. Buy it, read it, then go and see the film. This is one true story which goes further than fantasy. Brilliant! :-D
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3.0 out of 5 stars Crazy lives some people lead! 9 Feb 2014
By daisy63
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Fascinating story in lots of ways - but often found myself turning pages without bothering to read them but this is mainly due to having no knowledge (or real interest) of the language/mechanics of the world of finance, but I did enjoy it & did finish it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wolf 28 Dec 2012
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unbelievable read from start to finish. had this read in less than a week, would recommend it to any business savvy student or anyone interested in the faces behind big business
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Debauchery unlimited
The book would have been half the length without the excessive use of expletives. A tale of excess and egomania which must account for its success. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mrs E
5.0 out of 5 stars great !!! four star
Amazing book with great depth, really gets the emotions roaring! Clean cut and direct ! With a sense of insanity that really gets the heart racing! Great read
Published 3 days ago by Foxy69Sox
5.0 out of 5 stars TattieToey
Quite an unusual story told at a cracking pace with some wonderfully descriptive passages. And now looking forward to the sequel.
Published 4 days ago by MR
3.0 out of 5 stars The wolf of wall street
Well written seems a bit far fetched but he's a banker and a stock broker so probably true wanted to give three stars
Published 5 days ago by Stellen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Definitely a roller-coaster read, addictive from the first page. Funny, dramatic, shocking, surreal, inspirational and thinking all this is true is incomprehensible!
Published 5 days ago by Muneeba
3.0 out of 5 stars Every kind of excess
I quite enjoyed the first third of this book, but eventually I got fed up of the glorification of excess. Personal yacht....got it, helicopter..... Read more
Published 6 days ago by GD Whiteman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Fantastic! If you watched the film then you'll love the book. Bought as a present and in perfect condition. Very happy
Published 6 days ago by miss s kirk
3.0 out of 5 stars Different for me
Not my usual style but I enjoyed the financial intrigue. I am looking forward to finding out how he was caught.
Published 7 days ago by Johhny
5.0 out of 5 stars Title
This book is a riot from start to finish i would very enthusiastically encourage anybody who is anybody to read this book it is sheer brilliance from one page to the next... Read more
Published 8 days ago by andrew
1.0 out of 5 stars The Wolf of Wall St.
What a crock of rubbish, how could anyone carry on a convoluted business such as this if they were so blown away with drugs and booze during working hours. Total fabrication.
Published 10 days ago by mr t gray
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“And that’s why I say: Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today—you will become successful! &quote;
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