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4.2 out of 5 stars

on 9 September 2000
...this is a serious Monicagate-documentary, giving us for what it is worth the benefit of his insight into the possible thoughts and hidden motives of the main characters and drawing parallels with the likes of Richard Nixon and Franklin and Eleanor Rooseveld. Those of you who would buy the book in the hopes of getting Hollywood facts and gossip of the kind that would burn Joe's bridges to Tinseltown will be sorely disappointed unless you would be shocked to the core by the relevation that Darryl Zanuck and his contempories had Bill/Monica-like sex flings in their offices as well. The other relevations: Warren Beatty likes sex with women; Sharon Stone knew beforehand what the legs-uncrossing scene in Basic Instinct would come out like; and Farrah Fawcett once relieved herself in the garden when she found the toilets occupied. Well, well, well.
As you would expect from a seasoned scriptwriter, the book is in itself not badly written; but all facts and circumstances have already been chewed and re-chewed to a hash and I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the book wore on.
So, no humour; no Hollywood gossip; no new facts and insights. Basically this is a book to give someone who has been studying ants in the Amazon area for the past 3 years...
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on 17 February 2010
This extraordinary book reports, in explicit detail, what appears to be the true story behind the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Joe Eszterhas's brilliantly insightful view of American federal politics in general is simply remarkable. I have just finished reading the book for the second time and am certain that it won't be the last. Unreservedly recommended.
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