Aaron Sorkin’s first shot at directing was for the movie Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain as athlete and card game runner Molly Bloom. It is an interesting true story line, with many hidden gems. Like, Graham Greene playing the judge, and the fact that the actual real life prosecutor was Preet Bharara. Importantly, Sorkin wrote the screen play (Oscar nominated). The opening sequence in the movie, which addresses the question of what to say when someone claims that coming in fourth in the Olympics is the worst thing that can happen to an athlete. Also, as you probably already understand, Sorkin has a strong interest in sports and poker, so it all makes so much sense….
Anyway, do go see the movie, but in the meeantime you can now get the book, Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World, cheap in Kindle form.
I would also like to tell you about The Forensic Geology Box Set: Books 1-3 (The Forensic Geology Series) in Kindle form for really cheap, $0.99. This is if you are interested in the intersection between science and whodunnit novels. I have mixed feelings about the series. I kept thinking, “I’d have written that part way differently,” and I’d rather be allowed to go with the flow when reading a novel (I certainly allow myself that, whenever possible). But it may have just been me at the time I read the first book, and I probably will eventually read the other two that come in this one massive Kindle volume. (There is a fourth novel, not on sale at the moment, Skeleton Sea.)