Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom

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Read Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker Online Free - 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.

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 gained—and then lost—her 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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ISBN : 0062213075
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Wendy'sThoughts rated it ★★★☆☆

August 18, 2017

3 Had To Check This Out Stars * * * I recently saw a trailer for a film that caught me by surprise. Aaron Sorkin was involved and it has an all star cast. I was so impressed by what I had seen... I had to do some investigating. When I dug a little into the person the story was about... I got a rush...


Jim rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2016

Molly Bloom is an ultra-motivated young woman who is used to achieving personal goals by overcoming obstacles. A member of a seemingly wholesome and similarly motivated family, she left Colorado for the west coast where by indenturing and ingratiating herself to the right people, she became hoste...


Melinda rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 23, 2015

Molly Bloom’s story is eerily familiar to Piper Kerman’s (Orange Is the New Black). The exception being Molly owns her misstep, nonetheless I’m confident Molly’s book deal, and I’m sure a movie or TV series of her story will be on the horizon all enabling her to erase her debts and manage a lucra...


David rated it ★★★★☆

April 10, 2017

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...


David rated it ★★★★★

September 20, 2017

Fun and interesting book, I was engaged the entire read and could not wait to pick it up again...I love this underground world, so I overlooked any shortcomings in literary prowess, and took it for what it was...a story that will make a great adaption to a movie (Nov 2017 release). I hope the mov...


Ozma rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2015

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 fi...


Lisa rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 08, 2014

This is the story of an attractive, sheltered, spoiled young woman who grew up in Colorado in a family where success was expected not pursued. Even though she made the US national ski team she appeared to live in the shadow of her other siblings and it didn't seem good enough for her father. Arri...


Erica rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2014

A quick and fun read. I picked up on the day it came out and blew through it in two days. I just kept turning pages as Molly's journey into the world of underground poker spun out of control. When deep-seeded insecurities meet high-level overachieving meets a town where you make your own opportun...


Karen rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2015

This was a great story. The Poker Princess totally has won me over. Her life makes for a very entertaining read. Between the action of the game and the celebrity names involved, Molly’s Game is one hell of a ride. Molly starts off with a life of privilege. Her father pushes her and her siblings, s...


Lesley rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 21, 2015

I received this book for free through Goodreads' giveaways program. 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 t...





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