My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Molly Bloom's tell-all about the Hollywood upper crust's poker addiction is fascinating. She doesn't hold back in exposing celebrities and power players, particularly sticking it to Tobey Maguire, who became her rival as she set up a standing poker game to the stars.
Shameless and bulging with an ego on the rampage, Bloom is also freely self-deprecating as she explores her insecurities and ambitions, making you feel as though you're on the ride along with her as she lures in free-spending whales to succumb to their gambling addictions and need to impress their peers.
My favorite part is the conclusion, in which Bloom -- who would end up serving prison time for her role -- says she would gladly do it all again. She is not a reformed criminal, but a proud rebel against society who treasured her role and will no doubt find another way to attain the dizzying heights she once ascended.
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