Books by Peter Biskind

Peter Biskind authored two of the most talked about and read books of the last decade-Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-'n'-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood and its bestselling sequel Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the

Released: July 16, 2013

"Like most oral histories, a tad self-indulgent but filled with insights and good dish that movie buffs will relish."
Tape recordings made in the three years before Orson Welles' death in 1985 capture the legendary film director's outsized personality. Read full book review >
STAR by Peter Biskind
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A gripping portrait of a difficult talent."
Film historian Biskind (Gods and Monsters: Movers, Shakers, and Other Casualties of the Hollywood Machine, 2004, etc.) examines the eventful life and career of Warren Beatty, one of Hollywood's last exemplars of old-school glamour and, evidently, as maddening an individual as ever graced the silver screen. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An impressive appreciation of cinema's highs and lows, but you'll still wish Biskind could simply go back to writing about movies again instead of indulging in all this glossy gossip."
The probably inevitable rarities and B-sides compilation from the ex-editor of Premiere. Read full book review >