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@Download Kindle ⚡ Molly´s Game: Alles auf eine Karte - Eine spektakuläre, wahre Geschichte õ In den sp ten ern veranstaltete Molly Bloom die gefragtesten illegalen Poker runden Hollywoods Alle wollten dabei sein, nur wenige wurden einge laden An ihrem Tisch wurden Hunderte Millionen Dollar verloren und gewonnen von Ber hmtheiten wie Leonardo DiCaprio und Ben Affleck ebenso wie von Sportgr en, Industriebossen, Spitzen politikern und Finanzmogulen Molly lebte wie ihre Kunden Privatjets, Luxussuiten und auf Du und Du mit der Elite der Traumfabrik Hollywood Detailreich beschreibt sie eine skandal und geheimnisumwitterte Welt, zu der Normalsterbliche keinen Zugang haben When molly was little she just dreamed of a life without rules and where she didn t have to do anything for anyone She wanted to become anything she wanted In Molly s game she takes you through her private intense poker games and her catering to clients Then she made millions and became brave enough too take on the Russian and Italian mobs but could not outsmart the united states government Molly s Game is a memoir written by Molly Bloom about her time as the poker princess when she was responsible for organising high stakes poker games among Hollywood s elite, business tycoons and other stonkingly rich types and how she subsequently fell foul of the FBI Molly s story only recently came to my attention because this book has been adapted into a biopic written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain Molly s story is couched as that of a small town girl who has sp Molly s Game is a memoir written by Molly Bloom about her time as the poker princess when she was responsible for organising high stakes poker games among Hollywood s elite, business tycoons and other stonkingly rich types and how she subsequently fell foul of the FBI Molly s story only recently came to my attention because this book has been adapted into a biopic written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain Molly s story is couched as that of a small town girl who has spent her life in the shadows of her supremely talented brothers moving to the big bad city trying to prove herself And though it makes for a fascinating read this character painting of herself that Bloom tries to create grated on me for the whole novel Molly Bloom is clearly a savvy woman She is supremely intelligent who could buy and sell us all with how much grit and determination she has shown in her life But I couldn t help feeling that I was being slightly manipulated by her interpretation of the events But I guess that is very much the way of life That everyone sees themselves as some sort of victim type character Granted, in the book s epilogue she does accept a certain amount of responsibility for her lifestyle The story she tells however, is utterly compelling and makes for a great read While elegance of prose may not be her strongest suit the account she gives of her life as the poker princess is gripping It s a fascinating insight into the murky world of gambling among the elite especially when it name drops people such as Hollywood actors Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio Who doesn t want to know what life is like when you can risk exorbitant amounts of money without a second s thought However, according to Molly she could have name dropped a great manypeople but she still believes in discretion A sort of honour among gamblers And has only revealed the names of people already known to have been involved in these sorts of games However, if you re like me and you didn t know the story at all prior to reading the book them it s so interesting Especially all she reveals about Tobey Maguire He comes off looking like one heck of a jerk There s a scene where he makes a very odd demand request of Molly that is nothing short of demeaning and dehumanising Money, power, ego, sex, greed It s at the heart of this book and when you sit back and think about the massive sums of money that all these gamblers were playing with it s rather unsettling Especially the New York games with thebusinessman types Not nice to think about how these powerful men with so much say in society can be involved in such shady activity A book that I recommendfor the fascinating insight into this little known underworld rather than a book recommended for merit of writing three and a half starsAn e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher, William Collins Harper Collins UK 4th Estate, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3 Had To Check This Out Stars Spoiler Free Sale 1.99I recently saw a trailer for a film that caught me by surprise Aaron Sorkin was involved and it has an all star cast I was so impressed by what I had seen I had to do some investigating.When I dug a little into the person the story was about I got a rush of recognition In a past life, I lived in the area where this tale took place I was involved with people businesses filled with these types of personalities highlighted in this 3 Had To Check This Out Stars Spoiler Free Sale 1.99I recently saw a trailer for a film that caught me by surprise Aaron Sorkin was involved and it has an all star cast I was so impressed by what I had seen I had to do some investigating.When I dug a little into the person the story was about I got a rush of recognition In a past life, I lived in the area where this tale took place I was involved with people businesses filled with these types of personalities highlighted in this book I remembered the publicity surrounding the main character when things got dicey The trailer was for Molly s Game The woman is Molly Bloom The story was a scandal involving heavy hitters in the entertainment and sporting industry, the financial world and the Russian mob.Molly s story works backward, with the Feds coming to take her in the dead of nightSo we know what is at stake hereAll she knows.and she knows a lot.The book gives us everything a novel would if we were trying to write something with a determined young woman who likes to identify with being an outsider and has a kinship with Greek Gypsies.She comes from a family of overachievers two brothers who were at the top of their respective gamesone a sports legend in the making and another who would become a well respected surgeon Dad always drove the kids to succeedand was proud of the boys accomplishments but for Molly whatever she did wasn t good enough, she felt So even after becoming an Olympic skier like her brother she felt she only got a pat on her head This lead to her going on a break from college and traveling the world a bit It was those Greek Gypsies who made a huge impression on her they were free in charge of their own lives and were not afraid to riskMolly decides to go to Los Angles to see what was happening thereshe was on a break after all and she had a friend who would let her use the couch for a limited time She arrives and looks for a waitress gig because she knows she needs to work right away Side Note This is someone who had skills, discipline and made it into college to be an attorney Her point of view was how naive she was but also determined.What happens next is the fateful turning point for Molly Her path crosses with a rich man who has his fingers in a lot of pies Restaurants, Real Estate, and other businesses What he needs right now is a waitress for a new place opening tonight Bingo Molly is hired.Molly first works at the new place and she lets us know she is a crappy waitress but fantastic with people She can read them anticipate what they will need next and she sees this is as her talent.Time flies Molly had some friends, was working a couple of gigs getting by and working for the madman boss He was nuts but he was teaching her things business dealings and opening her eyes to the possibility The possibility of becomingthan she was Successful, savvy, wanted and in control.It all starts to take off when the crazy boss starts to run a private poker game in the basement of the Viper Room Yes, The Viper Room the Hollywood place where musicians would show up unannounced and playsets to shocked attendees Yes, the same place where we lost River Phoenix.These games became Molly s focus besides doing all of the assistant work for her boss The players were household names or names you never heard of but impacted your life without you knowing In other words really high level people who liked the risk of high stakes poker.In this tell all which really doesn t tell a lotor tells just enough to feel like it does we go on this ride Molly is on She hobnobs with movie stars some nice, others not so much She learns what makes all of these guys tick and tries to become indispensable to them to protect her position She becomes too big for her britches and has her game taken from her by one of the power players.She can t let it stand so she dusts herself off and goes to NYC to catch even bigger players withcash to throw on the card tableShe has become the Poker Princess and there are many wanting to put her in her placeThe book starts out engaging and seems to have a handle on how to tell her story but then there is this consistent string of letting us know she still is an outsider, needs reassurance but is also strong, cunning and able The first 2 3rds gave us the climb and had enough meat to keep me interested to see what the deal was going to beBut then her personal behavior was difficult to justify for me She had relationships but didn t really work on them Her main focus was getting the game bigger and higher stakes Eventually, bad stuff started to happen The time frame is from her childhood for backstory and then from 2005 2011 broken into 6 parts The parts are her progression up the food chain and then the fall.Molly Bloom was convicted on May 3, 2014, of being a key player of an illegal 100 million high stakes gambling ring She was sentenced to a year probation and a 1000.00 fine Now Molly Bloom has sold the rights to this book and the story of her trial fight, which brings me back to the terrific trailer that sent me toto buy this book in the first place.Am I sorry I bought and read it Absolutely not I wanted to see what the movie was going to do with this story Now I will know what they used and what they didn t I also have NO DOUBT Molly Bloom had enough dirt on the players in this town to line up her deal before the gavel had hit the wood.Here is the trailerReviews, Free E books and Giveaways guess who made a list of molly s game readalikes that Ben Mezrich retweeted READING FOR FANS OF MOLLY S GAME Poker I barely know her Molly s Game is a memoir written by a woman who went from being a cocktail waitress to running an exclusive, but illegal, high stakes underground poker enterprise and coming into conflict with entitled celebrities, mob bosses, and the FBI It s one of those off kilter American dream stories where an outsider takes in guess who made a list of molly s game readalikes that Ben Mezrich retweeted READING FOR FANS OF MOLLY S GAME Poker I barely know her Molly s Game is a memoir written by a woman who went from being a cocktail waitress to running an exclusive, but illegal, high stakes underground poker enterprise and coming into conflict with entitled celebrities, mob bosses, and the FBI It s one of those off kilter American dream stories where an outsider takes initiative and enjoys success in a big glitzy celebrity gossip filled way and the criminal aspect just makes them that muchappealing We do romanticize our outlaw figures.Nonfiction book lists, even for highly narrative nonfiction like memoirs, tend to be closer to readarounds than readalikes, and this list is no different It identifies some of the most prominent elements of the book poker, gambling, crime, secrecy, fringe people, etc., and provides thematic matches for readers interested in exploring these topics from different angles or perspectives.This is my hand, you tell me if I won.And 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