Gary David Goldberg, Creator Of Hit Television Shows Family Ties, Brooklyn Bridge And Spin City, Pens Sit, Ubu, Sit - How I Went From Brooklyn to Hollywood With the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair

Released on: February 5, 2008, 10:58 pm

Press Release Author: Stacey J. Miller

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: Gary David Goldberg, the founder of UBU Proudctions which
produced nine television series including "Family Ties" and "Brooklyn Bridge," pens
a bok called Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the same
woman, the same dog, and a lot less hair (Harmony 2008).

Press Release Body: NEW YORK, NY ( ExpressPressRelease ) February 5, 2008 - href=>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, Sit Ubu, Sit, an extraordinary account
of an incredibly successful - and incredibly unexpected - life in show business.

Sit, Ubu, Sit elevates the typical Hollywood memoir by providing an insider's view
on the industry with a deeply personal story that has been integral to Goldberg's
success. From basing the parents in Family Ties on himself and his wife - two
former flower children struggling to raise successful kids with counter 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 40 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.

About Gary David Goldberg:
Gary David Goldberg was born in
Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate
career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State in
1975 (with several other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make
it as a writer. Mr. Goldberg has been the recipient of numerous honors during his
career including two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Writer's Guild Awards, six
Humanitas Prizes, a Peabody, a Christopher, two Viewers for Quality Television
Awards, the Producers Guild Award as Producer of the Year in 1991 and the Writers
Guild of America's Valentine Davies Award for his contributions to the entertainment
industry. In 1992 he was inducted into Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame. He
lives in Vermont with his wife, Dr. Diana Meehan, and their five dogs.

Contact information:
Stacey J. Miller
S. J. Miller Communications
P.O. Box 834, Randolph, MA 02368
Telephone: 781-986-0732


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Contact Details: Stacey J. Miller
S. J. Miller Communications
P.O. Box 834, Randolph, MA 02368
Telephone: 781-986-0732

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