Book, "F.I.S.T.," the novelization of his script for F.I.S.T.
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When it's a original screenplay - and most of mine have been original screenplays - with characters created by you, the story created by you, and it's a single artistic vision from the beginning, where you sit down in a little room by yourself and make up this story, that is your story and your vision from the get-go. I differentiate with screenwriters who do adaptations of novels, for example, ...
In 1995, when his scripts for both Jade
(1995) and Showgirls
(1995) were nominated for Worst Screenplay, The Razzie Awards re-named the category in his "Dis-Honor" -- It was henceforth called "The Joe Eszterhas Dis-Honorarial Worst Screenplay Award." Eszterhas then went on to "win" his "own" Award for both Showgirls
(1995) and 1998's An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Characters named after baseball players