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Molly's Game [Movie Tie-in]: The True Story…
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Molly's Game [Movie Tie-in]: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman… (vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Molly Bloom (Tekijä)

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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.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi: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
Kirjailijat:Molly Bloom (Tekijä)
Info:Dey Street Books (2017), Edition: Media tie-in, 272 pages
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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 (tekijä: Molly Bloom)

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Molly Bloom spent her life competing, first with her brothers, then on the ski slopes. She was used to living fast and working hard. Eventually, she moved to L.A. and was groomed to be the perfect personal assistant. Whatever was required, she could figure out how to get it. So when her boss decided to host a poker game at his club, The Viper Room, Molly was intrigued. She knew nothing about playing poker, but when she got thousands in tips, she was hooked.

As the game grew, everyone who was anyone wanted an invite, and as the game’s gatekeeper, Molly soon had access to the contact information of Hollywood’s rich and famous. She quickly learned to cater to Hollywood royalty, athletes, and billionaires, and in turn lived the high life. It was a world of privilege, secrets, glamour, and danger.

Follow Molly on her adventures as she reaches new highs and lows. No matter how many times, Molly loses the game, she always comes back with a bigger game and higher stakes until she meets her downfall, a brush with the Russian mob. Will she be able to rebuild her life? Or will she lose everything to a game? Check out this nonfiction book that reads more like fiction to find out for yourself.

The Bottom Line: This is a fast paced read that lets readers escape their current lives and enter (albeit vicariously) the world of (very) high-stakes, underground poker. With unabashed honesty, the author shares the highs and lows of a world most of us will never see. This story of ambition, power, and escape is highly recommended for just about anyone who enjoys stories of the underdog coming out on top.

P.S. Molly sprinkled handy tidbits of poker wisdom throughout the book. Enjoy!

For the complete review including Book Club Notes, please visit the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog. ( )
  aya.herron | Sep 19, 2021 |
I mostly read this to see how it differed from the movie. Was a really quick read and her writing style is very similar to the time of the movie. ( )
  littlemuls | Jan 28, 2021 |
A quick and very dirty read. This is definitely a voyeur's book, an invitation to peeks behind some luxurious-looking curtains that in fact are dripping with filth. Horrible people, horrible wastes -- I get the "fun" but I literally took a shower after finishing (I skipped a lot). They one take-away is that our current economics, where a very few are able to piss away millions while so many struggle -- needs a dramatic change. ( )
  MaximusStripus | Jul 7, 2020 |
Hard to imagine a characterisation of The American Dream which is more repulsive than this. Not to mention a movie which preserves for posterity the repellent nature of the game of poker. As one who has played games in serious ways at high levels, to watch dicks and pigs sitting there swilling around, chucking away hundreds of millions of dollars in a real 'mine's bigger than yours' comp is embarrassing. To think I once thought of learning this game - one mistake I have avoided in life. I'm used to an intellectual, rigorous quality to the games I play and poker doesn't begin to cut it. Ugggh. I mean, truly ugggghhhhhhhhhhhh. I challenge anybody to come away from this movie and feel other than defiled. It was an incredibly unedifying experience.

Made worse by the discovery, upon checking that the movie had stuck to the facts that:

What is Molly Bloom doing today?
Molly is using her networking experience to reach fellow women and help them become successful. "I have a network, and I have a lot of lessons," says Molly. "I made a lot of mistakes. So I want to help women to be successful."

Recommended for: anybody sucker enough to be surprised that the US of A is itself. ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Hard to imagine a characterisation of The American Dream which is more repulsive than this. Not to mention a movie which preserves for posterity the repellent nature of the game of poker. As one who has played games in serious ways at high levels, to watch dicks and pigs sitting there swilling around, chucking away hundreds of millions of dollars in a real 'mine's bigger than yours' comp is embarrassing. To think I once thought of learning this game - one mistake I have avoided in life. I'm used to an intellectual, rigorous quality to the games I play and poker doesn't begin to cut it. Ugggh. I mean, truly ugggghhhhhhhhhhhh. I challenge anybody to come away from this movie and feel other than defiled. It was an incredibly unedifying experience.

Made worse by the discovery, upon checking that the movie had stuck to the facts that:

What is Molly Bloom doing today?
Molly is using her networking experience to reach fellow women and help them become successful. "I have a network, and I have a lot of lessons," says Molly. "I made a lot of mistakes. So I want to help women to be successful."

Recommended for: anybody sucker enough to be surprised that the US of A is itself. ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
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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.

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