The Wolf of Wall Street
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
Reading this was an exercise both in suspension of disbelief, and complete mastery of frustration for me.
This is definitely not a book I would normally choose for myself. Most of you know by now that fiction and fantasy are my jam, my last class for University required us to read nonfiction book somewhat pertaining to ethics and business, and this one called to me.
I'd already seen the movie a few times before - it happens ...more
Through Jordans Buford's simple, humorous, descriptive writing I could easily imagine the life and the struggles of the rich and dysfunctional...
So before all my charge cards bills start coming in mid-January, let me dream about a world where one million dollars a month, ...more
1. Loins -- ...more
This crazy memoir about Jordan Belfort's time working on Wall Str ...more
All this book consists of is scene after scene of reckless living, snorting massive amounts of cocaine, (20 gr ...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
The Wolf of Wall Street is compulsive reading. The people who ...more
Belfort was a drug addict and earned ...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
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
Considero que es un libro que debes leer solo si te in ...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
Let me start off by explaining myself. I absolutely love the movie. I thought Leo did great as Jordan Belfort, same with everyone else who featured in it. However, if you've seen the movie, you know the book already. From what I listened to (and the narrator was hilarious; he really knew how to do some acting as well, which made me feel like I was really in the arguments, which were hilarious) it's the same stuff as in the movie. A bit more explicit in some ways, but nothing different. ...more
One of my main problems with this book is the ...more
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
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
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
Terrible. Hours of my life wasted, never to be seen again. ...more