Joe Eszterhas is an acclaimed Hungarian-American screenwriter who has worked on 16 films that have grossed more than $1 billion dollars combined, including Flashdance, Basic Instinct, and Showgirls. He was senior editor of Rolling Stone from 1971-1975, and his nonfiction tome Charlie Simpson’s Apocalypse received a National Book Award nomination. The Kindle edition of his latest book, Heaven and Mel, is now available for purchase on Amazon.

‘Heaven and Mel’

My Mel Gibson Nightmare

He was asked to write the screenplay for a Mel Gibson film about the Maccabees. Then, he said, things went crazy. His new book, Heaven and Mel, is available now on Kindle. In a Daily Beast exclusive, the screenwriter explains why he wrote his explosive new tell-all—and why he’s now seeking police protection.