"He's come on with a confidence that I don't think I've ever witnessed in a book writer," Menken said. "Harvey is a bit of a freight train. When Harvey says he'll do something, he does it. And really, really fast _ almost shockingly fast."
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"It's my baby. I loved the material, I loved working on it. And if it's going to get redone, I want to be the one to do it," Menken said. "Better me than somebody else."