|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
Mass Market Paperback
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. (Oct. 2)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“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 Vanities and 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
From the Hardcover edition.
How much of this book is based on fact is unknown to me,but it is a long and roller coaster ride that you take with the author. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Robert D. Hamberg
Good read, wish there was more information on the ins & outs of Oakmont but I understand this isn't what the books purpose was. Movie was awesome & probably better.Published 22 days ago by Benjamin James Lucas
As a person who's future lies in business, this book is both entertaining and informative. I would highly suggest this book for anyone who has any interest in such a topic, or for... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Anna
book is full of vulgarities and swearing. Could not get passed the first chapter. Recycled it.Published 1 month ago by Eve Andre
Wolf with the Wall Street!
Brokers and exchanges.
Actions and firm.
Clients are also ringing.
What there ahead? Read more