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Her Place at the Table
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.
Molly Bloom grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in political science. For several years Molly organized one of the largest high-stakes poker games in the country. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
A fascinating and quick read from this one time "poker princess". I found myself blowing through this well written memoir as I immersed myself into the inner workings of... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jason Vancouver
Molly Bloom is certainly a super smart, talented individual and engaging writer. The book is an eye-opening look at the banal, vain and degenerative sub-society of celebrity and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by J. Daniel Schick
Fun book to read. I'll never look at Toby McGuire the same again nor will I pay to see a movie that he's in.Published 28 days ago by Bruce Wells
How arrogant this woman is but we learned a lot about gambling, no great news about Hollywood. The stinking rich are mostly stinky!Published 3 months ago by BKA
A great insider look into the world of high stakes gambling. Molly Bloom was always competitive and yearned for recognition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Escape Artist
This book will suck you in thanks to Ms. Blooms writing style and unique experiences. I've already recommended this to half a dozen people and highly recommend to you!Published 3 months ago by JJ_MC