Molly's Game

Molly's Game

From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boy's Club, My High-stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker

Book - 2014
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When Molly Bloom was a little girl growing up in a small Colorado town, she watched her brothers win medals, ace tests, and receive high praise from everyone they met. Molly wanted nothing more than to bask in that glow a little herself, so she pushed herself too--as a student, as an athlete. She was successful but felt like she was always coming from behind. She wanted to break free, to find a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn't have to measure up to anyone or anything--where she could become whatever she wanted. Molly wanted more, and she got more than she could have ever bargained for. In Molly's Game, Molly Bloom takes the reader through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game. Her clients ranged from iconic stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck to politicians and financial titans so powerful they moved markets and changed the course of history. With rich detail, Molly describes a world that until now has been shrouded in glamour, privilege, and secrecy, one where she fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs--until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart, even though she had justice on her side: the United States government.
Publisher: New York : itbooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780062213075
Branch Call Number: 795.412082 BLOOM
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm


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In theaters January 5, 2018.

Jessica Chastian was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.

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Feb 22, 2018

Molly Bloom has led an incredible life and this book is a new adventure on every page. I highly recommend this book and the movie. Both are wonderful.

Jan 22, 2018

Good pace, captivating until the end when it just stopped.

Nov 20, 2017

Decided to give the book a read after hearing about the movie coming soon with Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin. I liked it, very interesting story, but it does linger in a couple areas. I certainly am more curious to see the film now though. Glad I read the book first.

Nov 09, 2014

This book kept my attention. A quick read. I am sure that it is kind of one-sided (perspective). Strange that she knew something was shady (her reason for paying a lawyer in the first place) yet the lawyer said it was legal, yet she was arrested in the end. Tobey McGuire sounds like a real creep.


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