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The Wolf of Wall Street

Belfort, who founded one of the first and largest chop shop brokerage firms in 1987, was banned from the securities business for life by 1994, and later went to jail for fraud and money-laundering, delivers a memoir that reads like fiction. It covers his decade of success with straightforward accounts of how he worked with managers of obscure companies to acquire large amounts of stock with minimal public disclosure, then pumped up the price and sold it, so he and the insiders made large profits while public investors usually lost. Profits were laundered through purchase of legitimate businesses and cash deposits in Swiss banks. There is only brief mention of Belfort's life before Wall Street or events since 1997. The book's main topic is the vast amount of sex, drugs and risky physical behavior Belfort managed to survive. As might be expected in the autobiography of a veteran con man with movie rights already sold, it's hard to know how much to believe. The story is told mostly in dialogue, with allegedly contemporaneous mental asides by the author, reported verbatim. But it reports only surface events, never revealing what motivates Belfort or any of the other characters.
 
 
 
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High Energy, Hilarious, Over The Top True Story!
This is a story written by the infamous Jordan Belfort - a Penny Stock promoter, drug addict, big spender, you name it. This is written a...
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Good read on an amazing Wall Street story
Good read on an amazing Wall Street story, nicely written, great stories, very entertaining but not educational

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Must
Now this is a must read even if you seen the movie

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Read the book and seen the movie!
Jordan Belfort was a genius an made a mark in the stock market. The movie will inspire you!

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Very entertaining book !
Mr. Belfort's autobiography is a fantastic story of entrepreneurship that went wrong but is still an example of how one can leave your mark when he/she is aware of his/her strengths. It is definitely a book worth a read even if you're not interested in the Wall Street business world. I highly recommend it.

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Great Book
As good of a book as any about wall street culture

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Provocative
Great Book, Sexy, Entertaining . Cant wait to see the movie with Leo Dicaprio come 2013!

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good book
goood book really like it cant wait for the movie to come out with leo hope they dont mess up the movie i think that the book iss good shows the bad side of wall street and promoters over all good book you should read it

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Great story
drugs, drama, hookers, stocks what else can you ask for. reads like a fiction book but its supposed to be real. Great story of greed and straight street hustling. Main character is endearing even though he is insane

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