Done Dicking Around
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
- Aug 2, 2012
Not that I'm aware. But my point wasn't whether childhood trauma did or didn't justify their behavior. Belfort's story popped into my mind because both men did exceptional things (exceptional doesn't mean good), and only after doing a fair amount of damage to themselves or others, do they reach some level of self-awareness, self-actualization or redemption. (Again, I highly doubt Belfort's so-called "redemption.")did jordan belfort have a sh*t childhood? i couldn't find any info.
My thought is that these stories tend to lose me when, after some pretty anti-heroic behavior, the protagonists "find" redemption, peace, God, or (fill in the blank). But, I guess that's what sells books. I think it's part of the "hero's journey" book writing formula. Personally, I admire more a guy who has balanced success in life - successful biz, good husband, father, etc.
I realize that comparing these two is a stretch, and I was just kinda thinking out loud, which is always dangerous on this forum.