Monday, 8 June 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

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It was the first time I'd heard the roar of a Wall Street boardroom, which sounded like the roar of a mob.  It was a sound I'd never forget, a sound that would change my life forever.  It was the sound of young men engulfed by greed and ambition, pitching their hearts and souls out to wealthy business owners across America.

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Title:  The Wolf of Wall Street
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Genre:  Nonfiction, Biography

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, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called . . .

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent.

Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits—for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down . . .

My Thoughts
I've been on a nonfiction kick lately.  I decided to read this because there had been a movie made based on the book.  I haven't watched the movie but thoroughly enjoyed the book!


I love this quote, as it describes a defining moment in the author's life.  Everything that is to come later for him can be found here, at this point in time.

2 comments:

  1. I can just hear it from the description.

    mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/teaser-tuesday-the-hero-with-a-thousand-faces-2/

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  2. I haven't read this book but I did see the movie. I hope you watch it. It was really good!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/09/teaser-tuesdays-118-grizzly-trade/

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