The Wolf of Wall Street (The Wolf Of Wall Street #1)
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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 sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home, an...more
Rather, this is a confessional, sensationalist tract that would have benefite...more
It's people like him, stock-washing and junk-bond trading in the late 1980's onward that led to the crash in 2008. And I have a huge problem with that. He and his ilk nearly brought the planet's economy to its knees and we will be paying the price for years, while he collects royalties on this extremely poorly...more
This crazy memoir about Jordan Belfort's time working on Wall Str...more
1. Loins --...more
All this book consists of is scene after scene of reckless living, snorting massive amounts of cocaine, (20 gr...more
The Wolf of Wall Street is compulsive reading. The people who...more
I should have saved my money, because owning this is a waste. I really didn't care for it at all. Basically, Jordan Belfort is every horrible Wall Street broker stereotype from the late 80's you can imagine, and this memoir is him retelling the period of his life that marks the seeds of his eventual downfall. This memoir was rare, in that I found myself hating him the deeper into...more
I read "The Wolf of Wall Street" after my husband finished (and assured me I would enjoy it), while on holiday far far away from a decent bookshop.
This whole book read like the wet dreams of an aspiring stock market king. There is no self reflection, no sense of remorse- Jordan seems unwilling or unable to take responsibility for his actions. Which I probably would have been able to deal with, had the story been interesting enough and well writt...more
But for all the outrage, this is a superbly written book that killed me - I laughed a lot and often. Ranging from wild tales of drug use, treatment of stock brokers, rigging the system and how to engineer a stock run, the Wolf of Wall Street gives you the real ins and outs to what went wrong in
One of my main problems with this book is the...more
2. Jordan Belfort
3.Jordan Belfort came to Wall Street as a young boy with a lot of ambition to become successful. By the time Jordan was 25 he was running the largest brokerage firm in the world and is making obscene amounts of money through the manipulation of stocks. He and his trophy wife(Nadine) live a celebrity lifestyle for almost almost a decade until Jordan became engulfed in his drug addiction. Jordan chose to stop using drugs in order to get his wife and two k...more
I personally loved the book and I couldn’t put it down. From the start it takes you on a nonstop ride of debauchery and Quaaludes. Maybe it’s because I work in a similar industry and these type of characters and...more
Even still, I probably would have given the book four stars because Belfort has great timing and recounted one hell of a story for his memoir. I'm also a bit crude and vulgar myself (but on a totally different level from this guy), so potty words and crazy sex stories often yank my crank. Except the last third focused way too heavily on the personal shit, which I understand,...more
A eso he estado de quedarme totalmente traumatizada con este libro.
Hay que señalar que es una autobiografía, y menos mal, porque si no me lo llegan a decir, juro que pienso que estoy leyendo el guión de una película porno. (Incluso una película porno tiene más argumento)
Jordan es manipulador, egocéntrico y un adicto a las drogas, al sexo y al dinero.
Su empresa parecía más un club de alterne que una agencia de bolsa.
Realmente es un milagro que este hombre siga caminando c...more
and this is a gif that best suits Jordan Belfort's novel
Also, it's just terribly written. He uses the word "loins" so many times. If I got a dollar for every "loins" I would have made a killing. I wonder if Jordan wrote this with a thesaurus nearby. He uses big words when not necessary....more
Terrible. Hours of my life wasted, never to be seen again....more
Няма как да напиша ревю само за книгата “Вълка от Уолстрийт” на Джордан Белфърт, защото не мога да отделя образите в главата си от тези във филма на Мартин Скорсезе. Няма и нужда – книгата и филмът се припокриват на поне 90%, като всички до една знакови сцени са налице, с леки вариации, основно в нормалното съкращаване в лентата. Следователно може лесно да решите дали книгата би ви допаднала – както вече бе...more
The story telling starts with promise, as a young Belfort is inducted into the Wall Street community in expected fashion, but the insider narrative is neglected from this moment on. The appeal of The Wolf Of Wall Street is to explore how Belfort's experience differs from the reader. For those of us from corporate backg...more
The book tells the story of the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, a morally reprehensible character who earns silly money as a trader with his own securities trading company on Long Island, using an army of sales staff, corrupt practices and strong arm tactics to buy and sell shares worth millions of dollars, while taking copious amounts of drugs and cheating on his wife with hundreds of hook...more
Does this mean I am going to review the 2013 movie of this book, yes, once I find a way to circumvent the fact that its been banned here in Kenya, I'll be all over it.