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    DescriptionNow a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER 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 . . . 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 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."


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    Title
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jordan Belfort
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 519
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553384772
    ISBN 10: 0553384775
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Libri: ENGM1075, ENGM8000
    BIC subject category V2: BGBA
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 332.62092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO024000
    B&T Approval Code: A47503600, C39205048
    Libri: ERIN2006
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, BIO026000, BIO003000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: WALL0300, WALL8500
    DC22: 332.6/2092
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: HG4928.5 .B45 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    26 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two children. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "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."