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Molly's Game
Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker | Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the worldan insiders story of excess and danger, glamour and greed. In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seenshe was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Mollys game became the game for those in the knowcelebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the worlds most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her. Mollys Game is a behind the scenes look at Mollys game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.
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Shadowfat
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I thought Molly was an incredible entrepreneur and it sounded fun but stressful to run a poker game of that caliber. I probably would have quit long before she did, but I can understand that it would be hard to quit that kind of lifestyle!

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Drocchio03
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Fast-paced memoir following poker-hostess and game runner Molly Bloom from her small town upbringing to high-stakes poker games in NY and LA, where wins and losses run into the millions on any given night. Looking forward to watching the movie adaptation!

Hoopiefoot I didn‘t realize this was a book but I really liked the movie! 2mo
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Sharpeipup
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Book first, then the movie.
#audiobook

CarolynM I watched the movie recently - it's good🙂 2mo
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thereadingowlvina
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Oh yes! 🙂 #qotd

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thereadingowlvina
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What a fascinating and unputdownable memoir! The book is definitely better than the movie!

Rating: 4.75🌟

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2813242917

#Booked2019 #summeredition #booktomovie
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#MountTBR2019 #MountKilimanjaro

Cinfhen Wow!!! Because I heard the film was fabulous ♦️♣️♥️♠️ 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen The book has more details especially on Molly's past and the storytelling is much better 😁♠️❤♣️♦️ 2mo
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DogEaredBooks
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Just finished this audiobook — a memoir about Molly Bloom who ends up in the ever odd world of the moneyed powerful elite to run poker games.

It was interesting but there is little in Bloom‘s life that I found relatable so it won‘t be add to my Favorites list any time soon. HOWEVER the one thing I want to share with everyone because I‘m annoyed this isn‘t more well know is the TOBY MCGUIRE is The Worst. Seriously. maybe even nearly sociopathy.

Schlinkles He is the worst! Have you seen the movie? It was pretty good and Michael Cera was a pretty good sleazy imitation of Toby Maguire. 3mo
DogEaredBooks @Schlinkles I haven‘t seen it yet (and this is the first time the movie cover pulled me in). I do want to see it though - I love Jessica Chastin— so I‘m glad to hear good reviews! But seriously Toby is the worst! I‘m surprised he wasn‘t more upset about the book/movie (edited) 3mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Loved this book! I was so engrossed in this story and the suspense was real all the way through from start to finish. This was fresh and fun to read and I loved the writing. Definitely recommend.

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FreeKatie
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It‘s alright

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Sammidnightsun
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Fantastic book

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Sammidnightsun
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gradcat
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I‘m calling this book a pick, because I love the story. What a tough woman! And if I‘m honest, I‘m a bit fascinated by Texas Hold ‘Em poker: I tend to watch the big tournaments on TV—BIG guilty pleasure. So all of that works for me. What detracts, and thus distracts, is the writing. There are jumps in the history without segues that can be jarring, plus Bloom is not a writer by trade and it definitely shows. I saw the movie—that drew me to the ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ book—and as we often note here on Litsy, the movie did dramatize (overly so, and by that I mean fictionalize!!) parts of her story, so I would definitely recommend the book over the movie, even if the book is a bit less exciting. 7mo
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gradcat
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Cinfhen
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#AbbaInAugust #WinnerTakesItAll ♣️♥️♠️♦️This might be the case of the movie being better than the book....LOVED the film, bailed on the book

Mdargusch I‘ve never heard of this movie. 🤔 12mo
Cathythoughts Excellent choice, I loved the movie ! I may let the book go so .... too many good ones waiting .... 12mo
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch great movie, if you get a chance to see it 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
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Cinfhen It‘s REALLY a good movie @Mdargusch but totally SKIP the book @Cathythoughts 12mo
TrishB Not read or watched! 12mo
Leniverse Never heard of but is that Idris Alba I spy? 😍 12mo
Cathythoughts @Leniverse oh yes ❤️you see Idris.... 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve never heard of it either! 12mo
Cinfhen Watch the movie with your mom @Reviewsbylola & your dad and @HotdogZanzabaar too!!! 12mo
Cinfhen Yup @Leniverse 😍😍😍 12mo
emilyhaldi Ha, I will have to watch with my mom and Steph too... no idea what this is! 12mo
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Cathythoughts
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#AbbaInAugust watched this with my daughter last night , the nature of all addictions is #GimmeGimmeGimme so sad & enlightening to watch the gambling addiction in action. I‘d say the book is good. 👍🏻
We did a double feature - also watched Father Figures ( Owen Wilson , Ed Helms) - best laugh we had in awhile... very funny.

JennyM I watched this a few weeks ago and thought exactly the same thing - I bet the book is really good! X 12mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes, I think I‘d like to read it 👍🏻 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard the film is excellent!! Sounds like a perfect night 💜 12mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen it was ! Just the 2 of us & the mutts ( 🙄❤️🐶) we got a take away too & 🍷..... perfect (edited) 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, Idris Elba? ❣️ 12mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I know ❤️... just to completely top off the evening , we even had Idris 😍 12mo
TrishB Sounds like a fab night 💕 12mo
Centique #idrisfanclub for sure. 🙌🙌 looks brilliant! 12mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Centique it was great 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a great way to spend your evening! 12mo
Meredith3 Love Owen Wilson and Ed Helm! 12mo
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch yes! Lovely 😊 12mo
Cathythoughts @Meredith3 I do too & I love a good laugh. We couldn‘t be consoled ... it was hilarious 🤣 12mo
emilyhaldi I haven't heard of this but sounds good! (edited) 12mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds like a fun little family night! ❤️❤️ 12mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Catching up on everything today ♦️♠️♣️♥️

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KatWDV
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Can‘t wait to read this!

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guinsgirlreads
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B&N haul !

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NAM99
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The rise and fall of Molly Bloom was such a fascinating story, it really was made for the movie screen. Thanks @Nitpickyabouttrains for choosing it for book club.

rather_be_reading i just saw this at redbox! did not know it was a book 1y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I listened to this book, but I wonder if I might have enjoyed it more as a regular book. As an audio book I felt like I was listening to a git complain about the problems she had making millions of dollars. The story was interesting and it was cool to listen to dirt on famous people.

REHill This is one of those special occasions where reading the book first made the movie more enjoyable. ;) I liked both. 1y
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Desertcarol
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One of the best nonfiction books I have read

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farre
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It was interesting. Could be another book based on her federal indictment.

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thedreadpiratematt
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One of the six books I bought in the last 24 hours.💀 I normally try to avoid movie covers, but before I knew it I was 84 pages in so I made an exception. Plus it‘s Jessica Chastain and I have an actor crush, fight me. Anyway I‘m loving Molly‘s Game so far, and I‘ll probably finish it tonight!

RaimeyGallant Yea for all the books! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1y
Chelleo Welcome! 🤗 1y
Centique Welcome Matt. I am a big Jessica Chastain fan too since watching Lawless a few months ago. Now I need to see ALL her films! 1y
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AmyG Welcome 🎉🎉🎉 1y
Austen_Nerd welcome!! 1y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy, Matt! This is an amazing place and I think you‘ll love it here! 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to the bookish neighborhood. Lots of Princess Bride fans around here, so you will be in good company. 1y
DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! 😊 This sounds like a cool book. 1y
thedreadpiratematt Thanks for the kind welcome, everyone.😊 1y
BarbaraJean Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy settling in (with piles and piles of good book recommendations)! 1y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 1y
Reggie I love her in that movie Sloan, but Jesus, that ending. 1y
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Cathythoughts
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#MarchInBooks #BestRomance I just popped into the bookshop ( while food shopping) and found inspiration in the form of Molly‘s Game. Loved the movie. Is there romance ..... maybe/maybe not. But what a handsome pair 🎲🎲♣️♠️♥️

Centique All the Idris Elba love. I want him to be the next James Bond 🤞🤞 1y
Cathythoughts @Centique only just saw this comment! What a great idea, that would be brilliant ❤️ 1y
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caitlin.reads.books
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Picked up this book a few weekends ago after seeing the movie. I couldn‘t put it down! It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a book that I literally couldn‘t put down except to sleep. Molly seems a little full of herself in a few parts, but hey, maybe she had reason to feel that way. 🖤♣️♠️

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JenicaDawn
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I‘m actually almost through with this audiobook and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I‘m enjoying this!

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Mitch
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Went to a cheeky matinee this afternoon and had the movie theatre all to myself! Film was really good and not just for the obvious reasons! #idrisfan #likemoviesbutlovebooks

Cathythoughts Very entertaining! Went to see this a couple of weeks ago. Great show !! 2y
Mitch It was so much better than I expected! 2y
BlameJennyJane Very obvious reasons! Lol 2y
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Carissa-Green-Reads
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Mehso-so

My two-sentence review for Litsy: Considering its subject matter, this memoir is strangely not compelling. I hope Aaron Sorkin can make something more interesting and artistic out of it.

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Cathythoughts
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#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

✨The new SK
✨just went to see Molly‘s Game. ( haven‘t read the book) it was really really good 😍
✨red wine
✨my hubby doesn‘t read novels. But he would read myths & poetry
✨I will ✨✨✨
Happy Friday @jesshowbooks & all Littens ✨

eanderson Happy Friday!!! 💕 2y
Centique And happy Saturday morning from me! 😁🤣 2y
Cathythoughts @eanderson @Centique we are all upside down 🙃😉🙃📚📖 2y
CarolynM Happy Friday to you, too. Haven't heard of Molly's Game. I'll look out for it 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I hadn‘t heard of it till yesterday when it came out in cinemas here. So we went & it was really good ! A nice surprise ( as there has been nothing much in in cinemas here for awhile now. 2y
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JaneyWaneyB
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The media reports will taint some people's views of Bloom & what happened. Some people come off really badly in this book whilst others cruise in, play a few hands then steal off into the night with their winnings. I wanted to know more about the court proceedings and how Bloom battled these. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I will be making my way to the cinema to see Jessica Chastain's portrayal.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! Welcome to Litsy! Just wondering if it‘s ok if I feature you tomorrow as a new litten? ☺️❤️ 2y
JaneyWaneyB Hello 😃 that would be fine with me 🤓😁 x 2y
Cathythoughts Welcome to Litsy. 🙏❤️❤️. I was just looking up Molly‘s Game as we are going to the cinema today to see it. Sounds like you enjoyed it. I haven‘t read the book , but will go to the film anyway 👍 2y
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JaneyWaneyB
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Just started & already a gripping read...let's see where this goes and then go to see the film? #BookVsFilm #TheBookIsAlwaysBetter #MovieNight

Mariposa_Bookworm Ooh is that Idris Elba?!? 😍 2y
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Schlinkles
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I was lucky enough to see this movie early when it played at the SCAD Film Festival. I really enjoyed it and hope the book is good too.

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Schlinkles
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It‘s the most wonderful time of the year in Savannah...SCAD Film Festival time. We got to see the incomparable Holly Hunter last night, an early screening of the new Aaron Sorkin movie Molly‘s Game, and a Q&A with the man himself afterwards. My husband and I are both such huge fans of his writing, it was a great night

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CaseyMoore
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The book was ok. The problem is how bad everyone comes off, and Molly Bloom comes off as naive with the world she is dealing in. Toby McGuire comes off as a horrible person.

I will say though, it gives an insight into how some in Hollywood treat those who work for them.

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CaseyMoore
Mehso-so

The book was ok. The problem is how bad everyone comes off, and Molly Bloom comes off as naive with the world she is dealing in. Toby McGuire comes off as a horrible person.

I will say though, it gives an insight into how some in Hollywood treat those who work for them.

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CaseyMoore
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Today's reading.

SusanInTiburon Kind of a high-low feel to your day's agenda ☺️ 3y
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