I'm a terrible judge of character.
Case in point: About two years ago, I was pitched a book about a real con man. He stole hundreds of millions of dollars from his clients, lied to his wife and family, got his elderly aunt to be his “mule” to help him hide money away in a secret offshore bank account – and oh yeah, flew a helicopter while loaded.
A real catch, right?
But no one lied to me - I was warned by his publicist and by the conman himself not to fall for him, but I did - just like his clients and his faithful family.
I fell hook, line and sinker!
Lucky for me I just fell for his story in his book, “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.”
“The Wolf” is author, Jordan Belfort who ran the investment firm Stratton Oakmont. In “Wolf” he takes his readers on a real life journey into “jerk world” where real life jerks gloat over those poor schmucks they lied to and those they robbed.
What an eye-opener – but a fun read. (The book has caught the attention of Hollywood – Scorsese and DiCaprio reportedly want to turn it into a movie for Warner Brothers.)