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 tooas 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 anythingwhere 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 mobsuntil she met the one adversary she could not outsmart, even though she had justice on her side: the United States government.Molly's Game is an incredible coming-of-age story about a young girl who rejected convention in pursuit of her version of the American dream. It's the story of how she gainedand then losther place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process....
|Title||:||Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker|
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Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker Reviews
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Molly's Game by Molly Bloom tells the true story of a small town Colorado girl who moves to Los Angeles to make it big. She ends up working as an assistant for an abusive and mean boss. Eventually this boss offers her the chance to start working hush-hush poker games, and Molly jumps right in, moving her way up the "poker ladder." Pretty soon, she is running the biggest game in L.A.
The story itself is interesting. However, I coul ...more
Molly me ha caído bien, pese a todo, tengo que decir que es una mujer con mucha visión. Simplemente todo lo que logró lo hizo observando, haciéndose imprecindible y estudiando a cada persona que estaba a su lado. Dentro de todo es una mujer que tuvo principios y procuró mantenerse fiel a ellos, aunque la ambicion o la necesidad de adrenalina la llevaron a equivocarse. También es cierto que estaba en un mundo de hombres y eso la llevó a estar sola y desvalida, aunque sabía salir a flote, cosa que ...more
You were workin' as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you
I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around
Turned you into someone new
Now five years later on you've got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you
But don't forget, it's me who put you where you are now
And I can put you back down too.
Molly Bloom moved to Los Angeles from Colorado, seeking fame and glory. Working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, she stumbled into a job as personal assistant to an abrasive guy nam ...more
I genuinely wasn’t expecting to like this book, but I found myself caught up in the highlife along with her. I took away one star because, at times, she reminded of that long-winded friend who gives far too many details while sharing the latest drama in her life...THAT friend. I thoroughly enjoy a good gossip session, so this was perfect. I can’t wait to see the movie!
Reading this was like catching up with an old friend over a bottle of wine. Bloom’s prose reads incredibly honest. It was hard not to be completely captivated by her antics with Hollywood’s elite, pro athletes and the richest of the rich. Quite the page turner.
Somewhere between 2-3 stars. I chose to listen to this as I'd seen ads for the movie and wasn't expecting a literary read, and it is pretty much what you expect from the title. It was reasonably entertaining as you got a glimpse into the life of people with way too much money who gamble for thrills. Lots of name dropping, beautiful people and locations and outrageous excess. I would have liked the story better if, at the end when everything is crashing down, Molly didn't run home to her Mum.
I really enjoyed reading this book by a fellow Colorado girl and how she ended up running a high stakes, celebrity, underground poker game. I think she was a nice girl who got caught up in trying to make her mark in the world, be a success on her own, and then in the thrall of it all. I didn't find the story to be indulgent, and I appreciated many of the insights. Her father is a psychologist, and I believe she learned a lot from him about understanding human behavior. She came to the conclusion ...more
I started reading this about an hour after I finished watching the movie, which I would rate 4 stars as Aaron Sorkin wisely excised all of Bloom's romantic relationships and put a Hollywood gloss on her story that downplayed her greed and shallowness. The book starts well and names the celebrity names that Sorkin left out of his movie, which was really probably the main reason I read it. By the end of the book, I was a little tired of Bloom's thoughts on life and was starting to question the cre ...more