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  • ISBN: 031238596X
  • Author: Joe Eszterhas
  • ePub ver: 1830 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (September 2, 2008)
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  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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Joe Eszterhas grew up in refugee camps and then in America’s back alleys. He worked as a police reporter.

Joe Eszterhas grew up in refugee camps and then in America’s back alleys.

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Joe Eszterhas grew up in refugee camps and then in America's back alleys. He worked as a police reporter, racing the cops to robberies and shootings. He interviewed and wrote about mass murders and serial killers. He wrote dark, sexually graphic, and violent films like "Basic Instinct," "Jagged Edge," and "Jade.

Joe Eszterhas knew a lot about darkness. Growing up in refugee camps and then in America's back alleys, he used this knowledge, first as a journalist, and then as a wildly successful screenwriter of sexually graphic and violent films like Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Jade.

Joe Eszterhas knows a lot about darkness. A writer of sinister, sexually graphic, violent films like Basic Instinct and Jagged Edge, he awoke one hellishly hot day in 2001 and found God. Or, rather, God found him. Crossbearer is the powerful, poignant story of how a streetwise, cynical man found faith in some of the most mundane places: a game of baseball, a child's photo of a cloud, a dying mother's dying roses. A startling personal story, Crossbearer, written by a master memoirist, reveals a fresh, absolutely inspiring look at the importance of faith, values, family, and love.

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Joe Eszterhas has written the screenplays for sixteen films that have made more than a billion dollars at the box office. Joe Eszterhas grew up in refugee camps and then in America"s back alleys. Among them areBasic Instinct, Jagged Edge, Flashdance and Showgirls. He wrote dark, sexually graphic, and violent films likeBasic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Jade.

His book Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith was published in 2008. Eszterhas wrote a book about his experiences with Mel Gibson and anti-Semitism, titled Heaven and Mel, wherein he portrays Gibson as a man fueled only by hatred, prone to violent outbursts. It tells the story of his return to the Roman Catholic Church and his new-found devotion to God and family after surviving a throat cancer diagnosis in 2001. Among many damning statements is Eszterhas' claim that while staying at Gibson's Costa Rican estate to work on a script, he became so afraid that he slept with a.

Joe Eszterhas grew up in refugee camps and then in America’s back alleys. He worked as a police reporter, racing the cops to robberies and shootings. He interviewed and wrote about mass murders and serial killers. He wrote dark, sexually graphic, and violent films like Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Jade.Eszterhas knew a lot about darkness. Then, on a hellishly hot day in 2001, desperately battling to survive throat cancer and his addictions to alcohol and cigarettes, Joe Eszterhas found God. Or God found him.And he came from darkness into light.Crossbearer is the powerful, poignant, and sometimes wryly humorous account of a streetwise and cynical man’s newfound faith, and of how he discovers God in the most intimate and routine moments of life: a family game of baseball, a child’s photograph of a cloud, a dying mother’s dying roses.It is also the inspiring story of a man who must overcome his addictions to stay alive—and can’t by himself. He realizes that he needs the love of his wife, his children, and especially his new friend, God, to do it.Eszterhas is a master memoirist—his Hollywood Animal was called “powerful and affecting” (The New York Times), “absolutely first-rate” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) and “heartbreaking, funny and outrageous” (Houston Chronicle)—and with Crossbearer he reveals a fresh and completely unexpected new chapter of his life.With surprising tenderness and a willingness to bare even weaknesses and mistakes, Joe Eszterhas has written a startling personal story about faith, values, family and love.

Comments (7)

Puchock
Joe Eszterhas has an ego: he’s spent years nourishing it and forcing Hollywood to pay homage to it. Then his life hits rock bottom and he has a moment of clarity sitting on a curb — God loves him. With this as his foundation, he claws his way out of the wreckage of his old life and begins a different path.

Usually testimonials pack a powerful emotional punch. This one doesn’t. It’s sweet and it sneaks up on you. Joe’s feeling his way around and really has no idea how someone who is living in the light behaves. He’s ready to live for God and help him out as a thank-you for rescuing him, but on his own terms. By the end of the boom I’d begun to warm up to him.

I’d recommend this for anyone interested in how the cultures of Hollywood and Christianity intersect (they don’t).
Gholbithris
Author and top Hollywood screenwriter (the master of dark, sexually graphic, and violent scripts), Joe Eszterhas, writes about "how God found me" in his memoir of faith, "The Crossbearer." This ex-police beat reporter, addicted to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, serves up his personal story of salvation and how he went:
* "From Basic Instinct and Showgirls to wearing a cross at the Four Seasons.
* From having a big and nasty mouth to having a croak of a voice that could barely be heard. From threats to apologies.
* From Malibu to Bainbridge, Ohio.
* From booze to Diet Sprite.
* From Spago to McDonald's.
* And from Sharon Stone to Jesus.

After moving to Ohio from Malibu and having been diagnosed with throat cancer for which his larynx was removed, Eszterhas found himself broken and crying on a curbside asking God, whom he a had marginalized and mocked and lampooned throughout his entire adult life, for help. Over and over again, he said, "Please, God, help me." It was here that he had his St. Paul moment. "He saw a shimmering, dazzling, nearly blinding brightness that made him cover his eyes with his hands."

Later he came to realize he had been saved as a result of opening his heart to God. He was in shock for days and weeks. He never believed this could happen. But it did, God was in his heart...and he would become Jesus's crossbearer.

Today, he can be found at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Bainbridge, Ohio on Sundays holding on to a cross raising it high for the world to see as he processes to the altar with the Priest for Mass.

He has promised God to do what he could for Him.
* "I will tell the world how I killed people and destroyed lives by writing films that glorified smoking.
* I will tell Hollywood that it must stop making movies that literally kill people.
* I will also tell the world about God and how He changed my life and saved me - even if telling would destroy my Hollywood career.
* I will write things my four boys can watch or read that God would like.
* And I will lead a good Christian life."

"Crossbearer" is but one installment on his promises. It is inspiring, witty, and authentic. But this is just a beginning as, like all of us, he is a work-in-progress. Nevertheless, he has found strength, serenity, and joy in God's presence. My wish for Eszterhas is that he also finds peace in his relationship with daughter, Suzi.
Delaath
I found this book fascinating and read it quickly... a very honest and entertaining look at Joe Eszterhas' early life as a child in a Hungarian refugee camp, as an immigrant to Cleveland's west side, his parents struggles with poverty and mental illness and Joe's own career as a Plain Dealer crime reporter and then as a very successful and very arrogant, partying, abusive Hollywood scriptwriter of Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, etc. The story of his conversion to Christianity(after moving back to Ohio with his wife and four sons and getting throat cancer) is powerful and authentic. Clevelanders like me will love the local flavor. As a Catholic, I most resonated with his search for a church -- as he wanted to hear dynamic sermons -- and then finding his true home at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Bainbridge after realizing he and his wife Naomi were like "vampires" searching for the blood of Christ in the Eucharist, in the mass. In his Rolliing Stones t-shirt, he is often the crossbearer in the procession at his church -- and in his own life he sees himself bearing the cross of Christ in his suffering, his humility, his recognition of his own failures and willingness to reform his entire life. Throughout, he never loses his wicked wit.
Frei
I too am a christian who still swears when she sees fit. So does Joe. Once one of Hollywood's true bad boys, Joe cashed in all the chips and moved back to the midwest to raise his family.
Joe is my favorite writer and I have read and re-read his books many times. I learn stuff each time I read them.
With Blessed, I was afraid that he would become stupidly fundamental and mundane, but he has remained true to himself and I love him for it. This is a great read. It's a good for your soul book, and I need those every once in a while.

Joe, I envy you, although I still live in the Bu,and love the 75 degree days. If you need to defrost come have coffee and watch the whales from my little place on PCH. Bring the wife. I'm listed. Love to your family too. Lanie Baer,Malibu, CA
fabscf
A friend of mine who goes to Church of the Holy Angels recommended this book to me. I am so glad she did. It is a great testament to how a person can change the path of their life. Joe's testimony of redemption and forgiveness (on many levels) was so profound. I hope he know just how amazing of an example he is to others who have gone through addiction, beat cancer and found a God. Being Catholic, I also connected with his struggle on issues of the church and yet honoring his developing relationship with God. This has become my new favorite book. My husband is a crossbearer too and I have overcome many tragedies, so it really connected us.
Goldfury
I've read Joe's other books, seen his movies--his journey has been a real ride through creative highs, success as a Hollywood screewriter but,alas discovery of a spiritual being beneath the scary exterior. He is an inspiration to all who think salvation eludes them. Maybe it's just some familiar connections, being a child from the Midwest but it was no surprise he chose to return there to raise his family; to ground them too in values all to often forgotten or forsaken. I wish him and his family a good life; I enjoyed the latest chapter of his life-story.

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