I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages, so I was delighted when my lovely friend Diane Shipley loaned it to me.
It’s a memoir by Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties (which I loved) and Spin City (which I’ve never seen). You may know the title of the book (and this blog post) from the production company ident at the end of those shows. Just the thought of it takes me right back to the eighties.
The book is just lovely, as much about Goldberg’s relationship with his wife Diana as it is about TV, though it also made me want to read lots more books about TV production (particularly in the 80s – any of the writers/producers of Dallas written a book? No?) and it really made me want to watch Family Ties again.
Oh and he also writes about a series he wrote called Brooklyn Bridge, which sounds wonderful, but isn’t available. There’s nothing even on YouTube (well, a 20 second trailer). I hate it when that happens.