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The New York TimesIf you are even a casual reader of glossy magazines or gossip pages, you probably don't need Peter Biskind to tell you that Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Miramax Films, is an outsize character: a big guy with big appetites and a temper the size of TriBeCa.
But Mr. Biskind's absurdly entertaining new book, Down and Dirty Pictures, is here to tell you that you don't know the half of it. Mr. Biskind compares Mr. Weinstein to Nixon, Mussolini, an undercooked pancake, Darth Vadar, the fat guy who projectile vomits in Monty Python's "Meaning of Life," even Lizzie Grubman in reverse-traction mode. And that's all before Chapter 1. — Dwight Garner