The Wolf of Wall Street is a fictional book exploring a story of wealthy businessman Jordan Belfort who's the CEO of an investment firm. By the daytime he makes thousands of dollars a minute and then throws those thousands of dollars on luxurious parties, alcohol, drugs and large yachts. He's what many men aspire to be. The book begins with Jordan retelling his path from working an entry level job at a brokerage house, all the way to starting his own investment firm and having more money than he knows what to do with. Despite Jordan achieving the dream that many men desire. It's clearly evident that it's not the american dream it turns out to be. He becomes a narcissistic and immoral person constantly hooked on drugs and alcohol along with having a self destructing ego and attitude. This is shown throughout the book as Jordan attempts to impress the reader by describing examples of his most high end purchases. Examples include $12,000 bedsheets, a Dinner that totaled $10,000. Anyone besides jordan could see how idiotic these kinds of purchases are. This book is meant to show how the wealthy lose all sense of logic and morals. The level of detail and personal information given throughout the book is amazing. I also encourage you to watch the wolf of wall street film starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Overall, I would give this book a 4/5.
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