The Wolf of Wall Street (Abridged / Compact Disc)
Now 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. 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, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It's an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices 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 Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Trader, Jordan Belfort a ete condamne a quatre ans de prison ferme. Apres avoir purge sa peine, il est place sous controle judiciaire et se voit interdit d exercer dans le monde de la finance. Cinquante pour cent de ses gains vont au remboursement de sa dette de 100 millions de dollars geree par un fonds d indemnisation aux victimes de ses malversations. Il donne aujourd hui des conferences publiques.
Bobby Cannavale is a film, stage, and television actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, but he is perhaps best known for his role as a reincarnated matchmaker on ABC's Cupid. He won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit show "Will & Grace".
“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