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, priv...
|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|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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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
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. Arriving in Los Angeles with no goals it isn't surprising she began as a waitress and caught the eye of a pompous blowhard. What follows is a lucrative but demeaning job as his assistant and eventually leads ...more
"I wanted a big life, a grand adventure, and no one was going to hand it to. I wasn't born with a way to get it. I was waiting for my opportunity, and somehow I knew it would come."
Molly Bloom has made headlines in 2013 when it came out that the Poker Princess has been running illegal poker games for celebrities like Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire in Los Angeles and New York City, making thousands of dollars every night. The story only came to my attention when it was made into a movie, but the ...more
Molly’s Game walks a delicate tightrope between star fucking and drooling over rich people. This chick is just about the most materialistic idiot that you could ever imagine. Champagne, yachts, VIP lists, and everything and anything expensive dazzle her like a prehistoric fish to a shiny lure.
She tolerates her ex-boss, a guy who treats her worse than an animal. If ever there were a guy in need of an ass-kicking it was this creep yet she goes on to become actual friends with him. Then she branche ...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!
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, so no wonder she ends up on the on the US Ski team and take a medal, even after back surgery. That isn’t even the main issue in this story, it just shows her drive and determination not to fail. Once Moll ...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
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 lucrative profit. Another convicted felon turning their misfortune into a windfall.
Molly a sheltered small town gal from Colorado, raised by loving parents, privileged, educated, ventures to LA and finds hers ...more
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 opportunities, it's easy to see how Molly ended up with the Feds on her tail. An entertaining true-life story that reads almost like fiction, I wouldn't be surprised to see this one come to the big screen in the ...more