Gary David Goldberg’s autobiography is genuinely witty and generally endearing. That’s true even if you don’t think the world of “Family Ties,” the hit 1980’s situation comedy for which the television mogul is best known.
This rags-to-riches tale is a double-barreled love story. One object of his affection is his wife, Dr. Diana Meehan (the Ubu of the title was their first dog), and the second is his friend, Michael J. Fox, whose comedic skills helped make Goldberg a very rich man.
In telling how he became one of the most successful television producers ever, Goldberg digs into a treasure trove of anecdotes, many of which involve his extended Jewish family. There’s no denying he’s funny, and his tale is also often very moving.