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It also explains why your only claim to fame is as the author of the worst kind of Hollywood trash.
Would make a good film; hell, Eszterhas' life story and how he fell in love with Naomi, his current wife and soulmate, would be one amazing film.
I even liked "Showgirls," which I think will get an underground following as soon as people get over the idea that it's supposed to be sexy.
Gosh ... I don't know about this book. I think the author's brash self agrandizement and repetitive bragging get in the way of what could be an interesting story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WorldTravelr
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is famous for penning some of the most famous movies in Hollywood history: "Basic Instinct," "Flashdance," "Music Box," and "Showgirls," among others. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by blondewriter99
I must have read a different book to other reviewers.
Probably the most pretentious, full of himself book I've ever read. Read more
A VERY long book (736 pages) but mesmerizing. Joe Eszterhas has written some of the most notorious pictures in Hollywood history ("Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls"), some... Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Wayne M. Malin
Joe Eszterhas is more than a screenwriter, he's a writer through and through. This book proves it.
His style is clear and effective, his life story very interesting, and the... Read more
One of the truest and most interesting memoirs about the DREAM FACTORY (among other places: Hungary and Cleveland) ever written. Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by Kirk Alex
This book is an addictive read. It has a spare, captivating style. It shifts between Joe's immigrant upbringing, Hollywood gossip, and "close-ups" which are insider dish pieces... Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by William J. Thompson
I bought this book when it was first released and looked forward to reading it based on the reviews. I have to admit, the first half of the book was enjoyable and entertaining. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by Jean Marlene
Wow, this book took me a long time to get through, but it was worth it. It's a story of the excess and ego of Hollywood, but it's also the story of a man who rose and fell and rose... Read morePublished on May 16, 2008 by Lyz