Molly's Game [Movie Tie-in]: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World
Molly's Game The True Story of the 26YearOld Woman Behind the Most Exclusive HighStakes Underground Poker Game in the World - Movie Tie-in Author:Molly Bloom Soon to be 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.When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and li... more »mits, a life where she didn?t have to measure up to anyone or anything?where she could become whatever she wanted.She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for. In Molly?s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs?until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government.It?s the story of how a determined woman gained?and then lost?her place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process.« less
ISBN-13: 9780062838582 ISBN-10: 006283858X Publication Date: 10/24/2017 Pages:272 Edition:Media Tie In Rating:
Fascinating tale of a girl from an over-achieving family who takes a different path. Moving to California, she starts as a waitress, and evolves into a personal assistant/office manager for her well-connected boss. With exposure to wealthy businessmen and celebrities, she manages local high-stakes poker games and eventually starts her own series of games for the rich and famous in California and New York. I'm not sure if I believe the author was as naÃ¯ve as she implies, and wonder why she didn't heed early indicators of how this highly lucrative all consuming 'career' could come to a crashing end. Didn't see the movie but will definitely watch for it on TV.