"This book will relate to the ordinary shareholder what everyone in Hollywood knows [Iger] is a weak manager and totally beholden to Michael [Eisner]," said one source close to the board of directors.

A Disney insider said the book opens a window on the Mouse House's "dysfunctional" world.

Eisner was evasive in naming Iger as a viable successor, confiding in others that Iger may not have the stature needed to run Disney. Stewart recounts Iger as saying, "I just feel everytime I pick up a magazine I read that there isn't any successor. I'm invisible. No one takes me seriously." When Iger was named President and COO, Eisner refused to be photographed with him for the press release, according to Stewart's book.