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This is for my English class.

The Wolf of Wall Street Book Blog 2

The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort

I have recently started reading "The Wolf of Wall Street" by Jordan Belfort.  It begins with Jordan Belfort, a newcomer on Wall Street, working to become a stockbroker.  He doesn't have his broker license yet, so he works as an intern until he passes the broker test.  After he passes the test, He is excited to start making money and finally becoming a broker.  But on his first day, the market crashes.  It was the worst crash since 1929.  He starts looking for brokerage firms that are hiring, but in this recession, no one is hiring.  I look forward to reading the rest of this book, because it seems very interesting.

The Pursuit of Happyness - Chris Gardner

The beginning of the book shows a young Chris Gardner, author of the book, ready to start adulthood.   Even though he does not have a medical degree, his years in the army help him get many higher up jobs in medical research.  But when he finds out his girlfriend Jackie is pregnant, he has to look for a better paying job.  He looks and looks but he can not find a job.  Jackie leaves with his son, Christopher, until Chris can get his life together. He sees a rich stockbroker and decides that he can do that job, so he applies for an internship. Jackie willingly gives Christopher to Chris since she can not care for him herself. They are homeless for many months, but things look up when he gets a chance to take the broker test for his licence. He passes the broker test, becomes the number one salesman, and Chris and him live a happy life.