Molly's Game

Molly's Game

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

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera--the true story of "Hollywood's poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all.

Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world--an insider's story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen--she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know--celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world's most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.

Molly's Game is a behind the scenes look at Molly's game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.

Publisher: New York : It Books, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062213075
0062213075
Characteristics: 262 p.

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cannotbeheard
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. Molly seems like she is a very likable person and an incredible business woman. She is creative and innovative and can fit into any social situation. She describes how this benefited her and how detrimental it could be when taken advantage of. This book is a detailed look into a lifestyle I've never dreamed of. A luxury lifestyle full of experiences and relationships. This is definitely one of my new favorite books.

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Stresstested
Jan 22, 2018

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

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soundspace
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.

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smichal
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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