NOW 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 the 26-year-old woman behind the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in the world
When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of 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.
She ultimately got more than she ever could have bargained for.
In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive private poker game catering to 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 isn't often you come across a story that is both cool and has a lot of heart, and this one does’ Aaron Sorkin
‘Dishes on the covert world of underground gambling and reveals how celebs and billionaires really behave on their downtime behind closed doors’ New York Post
About the author
Molly Bloom grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in Political Science. Molly was a member of US ski team and was ranked 3rd overall in North America in 1998. For several years Molly organised one of the largest high-stakes poker games in the country. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Molly Bloom is anything but average, having journeyed from cocktail waitress to Olympic-level skier to denizen of the high-stakes, highly illegal world of underground poker. Molly’s Game charts her incredible real-life coming-of-age story, weaving together tales of glamour and celebrity with too-close-for-comfort brushes with the mob, the government, and the FBI. We found Bloom’s page-turning story, go-get-’em attitude, and unfaltering self-assurance a completely riveting alternative to the traditional American Dream narrative.
Best book I’ve read in a long time
I could not put this down. Inspiring, intriguing, eye opening, passionate and motivating.