The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Summary

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 Vanitiesand 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



Book Reviews

AJCwriter

The Wolf of Wall Street5 star

I’ll admit to this: “The Wolf of Wall Street” was my in-the-library book as I sat on the thrown and, slowly but surely, became one of the finest reads of my life as I could not help but take it to bed with me. Filled beginning-to-end with depraved yet well meaning character descriptions and behaviors that entertain and educate, Jordan Belfort’s story is one for the ages. And this after having viewed the movie - the read tops it!55

quinn fanatic

The best5 star

I watched the movie and then read the book both were so amazing I couldn’t imagine it being any other way it’s like it was made up55

~Austin

Great book!4 star

A very interesting read! I feel like there is too many nicknames used, it was hard keeping up with who was being talked about. Other than that, this was a great book!45

stevegovols

Where real life outshines Hollywood5 star

If you didn’t know this was a memoir of the greed and excess of the pre-internet age you’d swear this was a overblown view of the late 1980’s and 90’s.55

TheRealCePipe

Wolf of Wall Street Review -- Kelvin's Review4 star

I can't lie, I read the entire book only after seeing the movie. Quite frankly the film itself is beyond captivating. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are pure geniuses at how well they put the film together. I was instantly hooked. ( didn't want the movie to end). I can honestly say that I had the same exhilarating and mesmerizing feeling while reading the actual book. The book teaches multiple important lessons, it has a take away for absolutely anyone. My biggest take away from this book is: no matter how powerful or rich you may be, all good things eventually come to an end. Thats just how life goes. It is important to be humble day in day out and never forget that with good wealth and fortune comes a great responsibility.45

Cowielan

Riveting5 star

I couldn't put this book down (or couldn't close the app, I should say) beyond terrific. Couldn't get enough. Was sad at the end, simply because I wanted more.55

JGTON

Wolf on wall st1 star

I do not consider myself prudish or old fashioned but I found this book extremely offensive. Gratuitious lurid tales of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. He even writes about his wife with explicit sexual overtones. His self glorification of a hedonistic life is repulsive.15

Svrrrrrrrrr

Better then the movie5 star

Great great book well written55

Stephen R.

Simply Incredible!!!5 star

From beginning to end the story of The Wolf of Wall Street will keep you on the edge of your seat. From the inspiration you get from reading all of his success to the amazement and shock that he actually survived everything, you'll have a hard time putting this book down!!!55

Zentaye

Better than the movie5 star

The best55



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