The Wolf of Wall Street
By Jordan Belfort
- Release Date: 2007-09-25
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. 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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User reviews about this book
By quinn fanatic
I watched the movie and then read the book both were so amazing I couldn’t imagine it being any other way it’s like it was made up
A very interesting read! I feel like there is too many nicknames used, it was hard keeping up with who was being talked about. Other than that, this was a great book!
Where real life outshines Hollywood
If you didn’t know this was a memoir of the greed and excess of the pre-internet age you’d swear this was a overblown view of the late 1980’s and 90’s.
Wolf of Wall Street Review -- Kelvin's Review
I can't lie, I read the entire book only after seeing the movie. Quite frankly the film itself is beyond captivating. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are pure geniuses at how well they put the film together. I was instantly hooked. ( didn't want the movie to end). I can honestly say that I had the same exhilarating and mesmerizing feeling while reading the actual book. The book teaches multiple important lessons, it has a take away for absolutely anyone. My biggest take away from this book is: no matter how powerful or rich you may be, all good things eventually come to an end. Thats just how life goes. It is important to be humble day in day out and never forget that with good wealth and fortune comes a great responsibility.
I couldn't put this book down (or couldn't close the app, I should say) beyond terrific. Couldn't get enough. Was sad at the end, simply because I wanted more.
Wolf on wall st
I do not consider myself prudish or old fashioned but I found this book extremely offensive. Gratuitious lurid tales of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. He even writes about his wife with explicit sexual overtones. His self glorification of a hedonistic life is repulsive.
Better then the movie
Great great book well written
By Stephen R.
From beginning to end the story of The Wolf of Wall Street will keep you on the edge of your seat. From the inspiration you get from reading all of his success to the amazement and shock that he actually survived everything, you'll have a hard time putting this book down!!!
Better than the movie
It is the best book that i have ever read.
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