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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Eszterhas Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He spent his earliest years in post WWII refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland, stealing cars, rolling drunks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the worldwide hits Basic InstinctJagged Edge, and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as his films went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the box office and he became the most famous, or infamous, screenwriter in Hollywood.

Controversial, fearless, extremely talented, and totally unpredictable, Joe Eszterhas has surprised us yet again: he has written a memoir like no other.

On one level, Hollywood Animal is a shocking and often devastating look inside the movie business. It intimately explores the concept of fame and gives us a never-before-seen look at the famous. Eszterhas reveals the fights, the deals, the extortions, the backstabbing, and the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll world that is Hollywood. But there are many more levels to this extraordinary work. It is the story of a street kid who survives a life filled with obstacles and pain, a chronicle of a love affair that is sensual, glorious, and unending, an excruciatingly detailed look at a man facing down the greatest enemy he’s ever fought: the cancer inside him, and perhaps most important, Hollywood Animal is the heartbreaking story of a father and son that defines the concepts of love and betrayal.

This is a book that will shock you and make you laugh, anger you and move you to tears. It is pure Joe Eszterhas: a raw, spine-chilling celebration of the human spirit.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian Hunt | 2/19/2014

    " This guy's a major piece of work... a self-described asshole with balls of steel who wages war with Mike Ovitz, ignites bidding wars over his screenplays which sell for millions, fucks a coked-out Sharon Stone, and leaves his wife for his best friend's ex. It's mainly worth reading for the juicy gossip behind the filming of 'Basic Instinct' and 'Showgirls.' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Paul | 2/17/2014

    " The inside-Hollywood stuff is a hoot, but giant dollops of overly sentimental autobiographical drivel make this a chore at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathal Rm | 2/15/2014

    " Entertaining, although extremely long. I started skipping the chapters about his childhood as it goes 1 chapter: childhood, 1 chapter: career, alternating. He comes across as a bit of an asshole to be frank but it is very readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 2/1/2014

    " Who would have thought that Hollywood's most famous sleaze merchant was possible of cranking out an excellent memoir contrasting his time as a down-on-his-luck immigrant with the glory days of sketching plots on cocktail napkins and selling said napkin for millions of dollars? Apparently it occurred to Joe Eszterhas, because he wrote the book. "

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