Joe Eszterhas has written some of Hollywood's biggest hits - "Basic Instinct"; "Flashdance" - and walked away with some of the largest writing cheques in the industry's history. In "The Devil's Guide to Hollywood" he reveals everything he knows about the movies - the players, the personalities, the legends - and screenwriting itself, revealing all that has inspired, amused and enraged him in Hollywood since his career began. Hilarious, colourful but also practical, this is required reading for anyone who's ever thought of writing for the screen, and for anyone who wants the inside story on the organised insanity of the movie business.
Joe Eszterhas redefined the role of Hollywood screenwriter, becoming a major Hollywood power broker and receiving the kind of treatment and press coverage given to stars. His bestselling books include "American Rhapsody" (0786229950) and "Hollywood Animal" (0099472546).