In a private note to the wizard, R.R. Rotbart wrote, “This is one of the most entertaining (and informative) episodes ever. It’s insane.” In the 1980s, electronics retailer “Crazy Eddie” was known for his screaming and thrashing television commercials. Thousands of fans flooded his store openings hoping to get a glimpse of the unhinged pitchman. Eddie Antar — the real Crazy Eddie, not the TV actor who portrayed him in the commercials — was a thieving, lying, cheat who defrauded everyone who ever trusted him, and was ultimately sentenced to eight years in prison. Investigative reporter Gary Weiss has written a page-turning biography and exposé of Eddie Antar, exploring both the genius and the insanity of “Crazy Eddie,” a business crook unlike any other in American history.