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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
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Greed, a Love Story.

For Jordan Belfort, the extremely unreliable narrator of his own memoirs, truth is far stranger than fiction. I call his narration unreliable because it is clear that the character he is writing about in the book cares a lot about keeping the myth of Jordan Belfort alive - when I know that the reality was much worse and the things he left out could probably fill a book shelf. As I read, I kept wondering about the statute of limitations and how he was getting away with throwing so many people under the bus (I see you Steve Madden). This is not so much a cautionary tale but more so a character study of an extremely talented young man falling victim to his own ability to rationalize any decision while saying yes to any and every compulsion - no matter how devastating. The most miraculous part of this story is that even at the height of debauchery he maintains his undying lust and love of his former wife and chief enabler. So much so that the books feels like one long love letter to both her and to the only thing they both truly loved - money.

Reviewers note *I read this after seeing the movie* - The ending of the story is far better in the book...
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2014 – Started Reading
November 19, 2014 – Shelved
January 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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