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CHAPTER 1 A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING —they were leaning back in their seats, reading their Wall Street Journals, and congratulating. [The Wolf of Wall Street], became a CPA [Certified. Practising Accountant]. He is a very ethical guy. When I was growing up I knew I was supposed to be a doctor. Read Il libretto rosso del Lupo di Wall Street by Jordan Belfort PDF dal talento dell'uomo che ha ispirato il film The Wolf of Wall Street di Scorsese, finalmente una guida Il libro descrive in maniera semplice e concreta le tecniche per capire.
The focus is more on the personalities involved and the capers they enjoyed. Dec 18, Brady rated it it was amazing. And then crushed it so effectively? Me no likey. I also really want to watch the movie, but I wanted to read the book beforehand, so that helped me with picking this read. Rather, this is a confessional, sensationalist tract that would have benefited from a more aggressive editor. Not to mention, he's also a racist, sexist, asshole with the ego to match.
His parents were both accountants. The brokers treated their assistants badly, took drugs constantly and earned lots and lots of money. Belford was hooked. But he quickly realised — in fact he knew from the start — that he had the drive and personality to rapidly rise to the top in this business. In he opened his own brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, with his friend Danny Porush. The focus is more on the personalities involved and the capers they enjoyed.
There is quite a lengthy piece describing how some of the money was laundered but this is interesting in itself and important in the overall context of the narrative. Accents, emotions, comic timing — he delivers it all - in spades. His ability to bring this story to life and to draw out the humour is one of the main reasons I warmed to this account. A truly brilliant performance.
He was introduced to drugs in his early days on Wall Street and this was to become an escalating problem — not that he saw it as a problem at the time. His drug of choice was Methaqualone marketed as Quaalude. Such extravagances became routine.
Feminists will hate this book — women are treated pretty badly throughout — but most blokes I know will lap up the stories of debauchery in the office and at the parties.
I loved it. Dec 24, Kasia rated it it was amazing. Between Christmas preparations, presents shopping, and yelling at the kids that they are not gonna get all the shit they put on the Santa's List, I managed to read this book. It was good, better than good. It was mind bugging!! 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, Between Christmas preparations, presents shopping, and yelling at the kids that they are not gonna get all the shit they put on the Santa's List, I managed to read this book.
So before all my charge cards bills start coming in mid-January, let me dream about a world where one million dollars a month, every month for years was what expected of good family provider. Or I can just wrap that book and put if under the Christmas tree for my husband to read.
View all 4 comments. Jordan Belfort has a very limited vocabulary. The story of his rise and fall on Wall Street. The bad stuff he does wasn't his fault.
The good stuff is because he's a genius. Just ask him, he'll tell you. I'll list the words and phrases, you can rearrange them and save yourself the time of reading or listening to this book. The audio version is unintentionally hilarious as the narrator attempts English, French, Swiss and Chinese accents and they all sound exactly the same. Loins -- Jordan Belfort has a very limited vocabulary. Loins -- either luscious or loamy 2.
The Duchess -- either doleful or delectable see 1 3. Fuck off, you, me, yourself Fucks Fucking Fucked see 1 or 2 4. She smiled "her strippers smile" 5.
Strattonite see 3 7. Rutting see 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 8. Everyone sobs, cries or wails "uncontrollably" Brain Stem.
Every thought or idea "rises up my brain stem" Lifestyles of the Rich and Dysfunctional. He said it so often I thought the audio was repeating itself. View all 9 comments. Jul 07, Katy Vance rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading this book will make you feel like a a drug addict. I've never tried Quaaludes, but by the end of reading this book I wanted to cry and apologize to everyone I knew for my addiction to them He writes vividly about his drug addiction, although sometimes he leans a little too heavily on his back pain to excuse his addiction, even as he explains his back pain is no excuse.
This crazy memoir about Jordan Belfort's time working on Wall Str Reading this book will make you feel like a a drug addict. This crazy memoir about Jordan Belfort's time working on Wall Street is an absolute roller-coaster through the late 80s early 90s of people making too much money by moving money around, screwing people over. Then they blew all of that money on drugs, hookers, expensive clothes and vacations. If this is all true, he is a complete asshat.
Like most memoirs about drug use and abuse, this story reminds you that it is basically impossible to live out the seemingly awesome parts of his life without crashing down spectacularly, shattering those that you love, yourself and your business. Compulsively readable. View all 3 comments. Apr 06, Grace rated it it was amazing. Because every book by millionaires is about their struggles to get there, I found this book refreshing because for once I don't get to read about someone's struggles but the debauchery that comes with the million dollars - a reality that a lot of millionaires try hard to keep under wraps.
It's okay to be human, to be so consumed by money that you forget who you are because as humans we err, no one is perfect. I respect people that can own up to their bullshit than those who only talk about their Because every book by millionaires is about their struggles to get there, I found this book refreshing because for once I don't get to read about someone's struggles but the debauchery that comes with the million dollars - a reality that a lot of millionaires try hard to keep under wraps.
I respect people that can own up to their bullshit than those who only talk about their struggles and act like they have never indulged in acts that society would frown upon because of their wealthy. I will read this book again and again. This guy lived his life to the fullest, the only sad thing is that he hurt people in the process but again we all do that but pretend to act like we are so pure when in the public space.
We forget the mean names we have called our business acquaintances, friends and family and portray pictures of perfection and honestly fuck that because I would rather get drunk with an enemy than a pretentious family member or friend. View all 7 comments. First off, Jordan Belfort is a douchebag to beat all douchebags. The level of douchebaggery that he attained has never before been reached. I listened to the audio book and I'm not sure how the narrator could bring himself to even talk about these things without being ashamed.
The narrator, Bobby Cannavale did an excellent job; I think he was the part of the book that I liked the best. All this book consists of is scene after scene of reckless living, snorting massive amounts of cocaine, 20 gr First off, Jordan Belfort is a douchebag to beat all douchebags. All this book consists of is scene after scene of reckless living, snorting massive amounts of cocaine, 20 gram rocks , followed by the downing of quaaludes, Xanax, weed, and anything else he could get his hands on.
Bring in a bunch of hookers, labeled as if they were stocks, the blue chips being the best. All that together adds up to this book. This man has no respect for women, has barely any respect for anyone, really. He treats his wife like shit, he calls her the luscious duchess for most of the book. He has pet names for everyone and they got on my nerves.
These scenes are intermixed with his horrible employees at his brokerage firm bullying people on the phone to buy, buy, buy. I've read that the movie Boiler Room is loosely based on this douche.
Surprisingly, there was more of the douchebaggery that I mentioned above than there is of his illegal activities in the stock market. All that being said, I do have a slight respect for this man because he started off selling Italian ices on the beach during the summer to earn money. He is a self made man. That's the only good thing I have to say about the guy. Anyway, I was slightly fascinated with the level of debauchery achieved, and that was the only thing that kept me reading.
In the end though, I was just not impressed. That sort of douchery doesn't make for much of a life and doesn't make for much of a book either. Maybe it makes for a good movie, I will have to see. Recommend for fans of debauchery at the highest levels.
Apr 09, Sarah rated it it was ok. I picked up this book after hearing that my main man Marty Scorsese was going to make it into a movie. I think it'll be one of those rare books that will be better as a movie, as the writing is subpar and the author and main protaganist is thoroughly unlikable. It's about the rise and fall of a luded and coked-out, hooker-obsessed stock trader.
I know, sounds sweet, right? Eh, not so much. View 2 comments. Aug 29, Laura rated it did not like it.
What did I think? I thought this book was terrible. 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 What did I think? Which I probably would have been able to deal with, had the story been interesting enough and well written enough to make up for it.
But nope, its repetitive, boastful to the point of vulgarity and poorly written. This could have been an excellent story. It could have been a gritty, honest and fascinating look into the life of a rich man whose world came crashing down around him. Aug 17, Heatherblakely rated it did not like it. The fact that Belfort thanks his literary agent in the acknowledgements, who apparently read three pages and told Belfort to "drop everything I was doing and become a full-time writer" is a complete joke.
The writing was immature, informal, and unrealistic. There were too many exclamation points, and sometimes one person would talk for multiple pages. Belfort makes himself seem like a god and a victim, and the fact that he's a vile human being would almost be acceptable if he could write a damn The fact that Belfort thanks his literary agent in the acknowledgements, who apparently read three pages and told Belfort to "drop everything I was doing and become a full-time writer" is a complete joke.
Belfort makes himself seem like a god and a victim, and the fact that he's a vile human being would almost be acceptable if he could write a damn sentence.
The story itself is interesting and would have been much better written by someone else, with a focus on one of the more sympathetic people affected by Belfort. This will probably do really well as a movie, but I was annoyed the majority of the time I was reading the book.
Oct 21, Cameran rated it liked it Shelves: I would have never read this book if it were not for a movie featuring Leonardo di Caprio being released soon based on this memoir. Truthfully, I have very little interest in anything having to deal with stocks or Wall Street. So maybe the best advertising this book could have had was that a movie was being made on it, and that I am stickler for reading the book before I see the movie.
I gave this book a shot, and I am glad that I did. The Wolf of Wall Street is compulsive reading. The people who I would have never read this book if it were not for a movie featuring Leonardo di Caprio being released soon based on this memoir. The people whose lives fall apart within the pages are the definition of a hot mess.
I had never even heard of some of the drugs that are mentioned as being taken. And there is plenty of drug use.
Jordan is called the Wolf of Wall Street because his young age and youthful appearance contrast with his cut throat business methods and erratic behavior. He launders money and plots ways to destroy other people through the stock market. He has a wife and children yet cannot keep away from hookers. In some ways, this story was so sensational because how could it be true.
How could people live like this? How could someone sink a ft yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea? As a reader I held no sympathy for them, yet I could not stop myself from wanting to finish what was being told of their story. I think that others would feel quite the same if they were to give this book a try.
Mar 01, David rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the type of book that you will either love or hate--there is no middle ground. It is a psuedo-autobiography of Jordan Belfort, the guy about whom the movie was made.
I haven't seen the movie yet. The book is hilarious, very entertaining, if you can get past the profanity, and the totally debauched behavior. Jordan Belfort wrote this book as a sort of autobiography, or memoirs.
As he writes in the book, this is the story of the "rich and dysfunctional. Very smart, very rich, very greedy, needy, craven, sex-driven and very obnoxious. He knew how to talk to people because at heart he was a salesman. He knew how to persuade people to do anything, anything at all. And his enormous wealth and generosity certainly didn't hurt. The stories in the book are incredibly outlandish. I just read somewhere that the FBI agent who tracked him down for ten years agreed that everything in the book is true.
I didn't read this book--I listened to it as an audiobook. Eric Meyers does a fabulous narration View 1 comment. Jul 26, Dustin rated it it was ok. I bought this in hardback in I'll never know why it took me six years to finally read a book I over payed for.
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 I bought this in hardback in This memoir was rare, in that I found myself hating him the deeper into the story I went. No one primarily involved in this book is a decent human being. It's all about excessive selfishness. Everyone was a drug addicted greed head, and all of their stories play out in the same way as every other self absorbed criminal's usually do excluding every banking CEO from the later part of the last decade and two presidential administrations.
They still get away with massive fraud. By the end of it, I didn't feel better for his getting sober, or finally having to face up to his crimes. He never cared. He represented everything that was wrong with American greed, and was a painful reminder that the same type of criminals are still alive and well, getting paid by US citizens to commit their white collar crimes now.
Unfortunately, Belfort will get the last laugh, because I'm sure he still lives well off of his ill gotten gains, and I contributed by purchasing the hardback like an idiot. Jan 22, Bridget rated it did not like it. Fun drinking game: Take a shot if the phrase "loamy loins" is used.
By the time you are done you should be thoroughly sloshed enough to put up reading this piece of crap. View all 6 comments. I was thoroughly entertained by this audiobook. The narrator was almost as good as watching the movie. This lifestyle is so over-the-top that it just has be true!
I don't begrudge him his money, because he lived hard. Too, too hard. Jun 20, Chris Reeves rated it it was amazing. The protagonist and author - same person - is a complete degenerate.
The storyline is appalling and will make you shake your fist. 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 It is rare that I praise a book the way I will praise Wolf of Wall Street.
May 24, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: The Wolf of Wall Street offers an eye-opening and at times harrowing glimpse at the cutthroat world of big business, and how one man found himself wrapped up in the underlying corruption and greed of his day-to-day life. Considero que es un libro que debes leer solo si te interesa conocer sobre la alocada vida de un multimillonario estafador y adicto de la vida real, no esperes encontrar recursos narrativos atrapantes, recuerda que el autor no es un escritor.
May 20, Josh rated it it was amazing. From the start it takes you on a nonstop ride of debauchery and Quaaludes. Dec 29, Leslie Collins rated it did not like it. Belfort is a very poor writer "luscious loamy loans" is a repetitive descriptor , he repeatedly refers to himself in the third person, and is a thoroughly unlikeable protagonist.
I hope Scorsese does a better job telling the story on film than he does in this book. Basically what I expected. The tag lines on the cover say it all. Full review moved to http: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort was an interesting novel that left me completely disinterested. As someone going into business, this book intrigued me. I also really want to watch the movie, but I wanted to read the book beforehand, so that helped me with picking this read.
I thought this book would be over the top exciting, since that's all I've heard about the movie, but alas it was not. This book was probably my most boring read of the year, and that's not an over-exaggeration.
You are relying on memory, which can tell some pretty epic lies Reading about all the antics within his career was definitely interesting - it's not something I really thought about. All the drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, etc and all the craziness tied in together was definitely the basis of a really cool read. But, this book fell flat. The first "book" it's separated into books that have chapters in each was fast paced and epic! I was hooked to every word I read! But Book two and onward left me feeling "meh".
It was slow paced, then it would suddenly pick up pace for two pages, and go back to boring again. That being said, Jordan's life is definitely worth a read - but maybe by a different author? This is Jordan's first book, so with a little more experience and skill this book could have knocked it out of the park. Jordan definitely has talent in writing, it just needs a little more tweaking before he becomes a really great author.
As the narrator, Jordan does come off as that wealthy rich kid stereotype everyone hates. It is sometimes annoying listening to his ranting about how much money he makes, and his hot wife, and how he cheats and does drugs and will absolutely quit but never does. There's also no remorse for what he does.
He is destroying lives, but hey, I'm rich so whatever! That's what I got out of this book. There was no life lessons at the end, no big "Ta Da! I've done well! His penis, erection and everything about his sex life is mentioned numerous times - and of course, according to him it's god walking on earth. He rarely insults or looks down on himself, but will quickly do it to anybody else. Overall, I'm sure Jordan's life was and is interesting, but his story could have been told better. It's almost as if he hasn't learned anything in his life, or at least that's how it's portrayed.
It had so much potential, and was so great in the beginning, but tumbled far down about one quarter into the book. 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.
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