Sit,Ubu,Sit by Gary David Goldberg

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Harmony
Hardcover: 272 pages
$23.95
ISBN-10: 0307394182
ISBN-13: 978-0307394187


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Overview

Praise for Sit, Ubu, Sit

Gary David Goldberg, the creator, writer and producer for the television series "Brooklyn Bridge," "Spin City" and the iconic "Family Ties," will release his autobiography, cultural values—to paying homage to his grandmother Jenny in "Brooklyn Bridge," Gary has drawn inspiration throughout his career from his own life and the colorful people who helped shape it.

Gary keeps readers captivated with some of his Hollywood anecdotes. For example, while casting "Family Ties," Goldberg adamantly opposed Michael J. Fox for the role of Alex P. Keaton. Only after the casting agent’s insistence that Fox re-audition did Goldberg relent—and a star was born. Michael J. Fox later told Gary that had he not gotten the part in "Family Ties," he would have quit show business completely and gone back to Canada.

Sit, Ubu, Sit is also a love story about his lifelong love affair with his wife, Dr. Diana Meehan, a noted author and feminist, and founder of the Archer School For Girls in Los Angeles. Sit, Ubu, Sit shows readers all that their forty years of togetherness entails, from hitchhiking around Europe in the 1970s, to bravely facing Diana’s life threatening illness in the last decade. Gary’s humility and warmth make his story deeply relatable, and often extremely funny.

Goldberg has made women’s and family issues a central part of his life and work, raising two Ivy League- educated daughters, one of whom went on to write and produce the hit television show, "Friends." His commitment to women’s and family issues date back to1985, when "Family Ties" was at its peak in the ratings and Paramount offered Goldberg a blank sheet of paper and a promise to fulfill whatever he wrote down, to renew his contract. Gary requested a childcare center on the lot for working parents who were Paramount employees. Now virtually all studios have them.

Sit, Ubu, Sit demonstrates that Gary’s career life, while dazzling and dizzying, is never as important as his relationship with Diana and their daughters. What shines through every page of Sit, Ubu, Sit is Gary’s warmth, good humor and gratitude for this forty-year (and counting) partnership with Diana; for the special friendships he’s developed in Hollywood and beyond; for his enduring closeness with his childhood friends; and, ultimately for having been able to make a living doing something he loved so much.