a photo of a man, presumably Crazy Eddie, above a photo of a store with a sign that says Crazy Eddie

Retail Gangster: The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie

by Gary Weiss Author

Did you grow up hearing those electronics store ads in the 1970s and early 80s?: "Crazy Eddie! His prices are INSAAAAAANE!" The never-before-told story of Eddie Antar is definitely a wild ride. Many of his ex-employees still speak glowingly of him, but what few knew at the time is that he leveraged his New York City area chain of stores to pull off one of the largest SEC frauds in US history. Generational nostalgia meets a strange and fascinating business fraud case study, packed with chutzpah and 1970s NYC lore.