toback vs mailer: the incident

Betting, boxing, and boozing: this is the weird, true story of the time Norman Mailer confronted James Toback to argue about the difference between bourbon and scotch, setting off a years-long rivalry that climaxed in a stare-down during a tense Jets vs. Browns game and a couple well-placed stomach punches. In this short, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and illustrated by Sammy Harkham, Toback recounts the tale of his encounters with one of America's all-time great writers.