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Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman,…

by Gary David Goldberg

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Goldberg, a television writer and producer best known for Family Ties and Spin City, has written an interesting and easily-read autobiography. A significant portion of the story is about the love-of-his-life Diana, who seems to have been a steadying influence in his life. Goldberg's devotion to his family (he and Diana are the parents of two daughters) is illustrated by an anecdote in which he and Diana walk out of a dinner party at the home of a top Hollywood producer when the producer tells him that he cannot be successful in Hollywood and maintain a family life at the same time. Much of the story is also about Family Ties and his close relationship with star Michael J. Fox. Their friendship was tested later on, when they could not see eye-to-eye when working together a second time on the series Spin City. Goldberg and Diana now live in Vermont and seem to be enjoying a less-stressful lifestyle. ( )
  dbartlett | Mar 3, 2008 |
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A sports-crazed kid from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Gary David Goldberg never imagined he’d end up in Hollywood, let alone make it big there. But as a twenty-five-year-old waiter in Greenwich Village he met Diana, the love of his life; followed her out to Northern California; then moved in and never moved out. He also, without realizing it, put himself on track to found UBU Productions (named after his beloved Labrador retriever) and become a successful creator of such family sitcoms as Family Ties, Brooklyn Bridge, and Spin City.*

In Sit, Ubu, Sit, award-winning writer/producer Goldberg tells the mostly upbeat, sometimes difficult, and frequently hilarious tale of his improbable career and the people who have filled it.

A love story and a rare behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry, Sit, Ubu, Sit proves that it is possible to be creative and successful while holding on to your integrity, your family, and your sense of humor.


*with Bill Lawrence

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Recounts the author's unlikely journey from Brooklyn to success in Hollywood, in a memoir that offers colorful portraits of the people in his life and a whimsical, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the entertainment industry.

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