The Wolf of Wall Street, Volume 1

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 25, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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 Review  - MHanover10 - www.librarything.com

This book solidifies why I don't like Wall Street. The excessiveness, the drug abuse, the entitlement. It turns my stomach and Jordan Belfort is one of the worse. Don't know if I want to see the movie ... Read full review

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The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles the professional and personal rise and subsequent fall of Jordan Belfort, a world-class stock market manipulator, money launderer, drug addict, serial philanderer ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
45
Section 6
49
Section 7
64
Section 8
77
Section 22
227
Section 23
239
Section 24
254
Section 25
265
Section 26
281
Section 27
301
Section 28
320
Section 29
336

Section 9
88
Section 10
99
Section 11
103
Section 12
119
Section 13
132
Section 14
137
Section 15
149
Section 16
160
Section 17
176
Section 18
180
Section 19
196
Section 20
208
Section 21
216
Section 30
340
Section 31
357
Section 32
362
Section 33
374
Section 34
386
Section 35
394
Section 36
414
Section 37
430
Section 38
441
Section 39
466
Section 40
497
Section 41
517
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About the author (2007)

After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two children.

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