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The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
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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 sunk 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 for 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--the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

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'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' (Daily Mail )

'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 Wolfes Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorseses Goodfellas .... Laugh-out-loud funny' (The Sunday Times )

'Gleefully crass and terribly sad [but] 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 )

'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 )

Author Biography

Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York, the son of accountants 'his mother wanted him to be a doctor'. 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 through a series of wild coincidences and leaps of logic ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America -- the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, spent one month in rehab, and is currently living in Los Angeles, California.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Hodder Paperback
Pages
528
Dimensions
131x199x33
ISBN-13
9780340953754
Product ID
2749762

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