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The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street
Author: Jordan Belfort
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 stockbroker...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553384772
ISBN-10: 0553384775
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 528
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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This is published in 2007, the pb edition having many printings, so it sold well. It begins with his first day as a peon among stockbrokers in 1987 (the first chapter gives readers a good feel for Mr. Belfort's style) and ends in the 1990s. He rises fast, lives high, indulges in drugs, and becomes of interest to the FBI for illegal market dealings, but gets a rather brief prison sentence that he serves in one of those cushy federal institutions.
I bought the book from a branch library sale because a PBS comrade wished for it and read it for the best part of an hour. I do not like yuppies throwing around money and so will wrap it for mailing as soon as I finish typing this. However, it does tell of those prosperous times for those interested.
No index and thus my rating is reduced by one star.
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Jordan Belfort is egocentric, childish and a bore. The book was so bad, I put it done half way through and never finished it.