Joe Eszterhas Guests: Joe Eszterhas *Author of American Rhapsody (Knopf, July 18, 2000) *Screenwriter of Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Jagged Edge He's one of Hollywood's most successful and controversial screenwriters: successful because he got paid three-million dollars for one script, and controversial because he writes about Hollywood, secrets and sex. Writer Joe Eszterhas is back in the media glare with a much hyped book about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a work described as "nonfiction using controversial fictional devices." American Rhapsody, Eszterhas says, is about "politics, show business, lies, liars...Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr....Matt Drudge... (and) values. Ours. Yours. Mine."