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January 25, 2008

It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Blogging

I don’t own a computer. I write long hand on a yellow legal pad. I don’t watch any TV. I rarely go to movies and I don’t subscribe to any magazines. I only recently purchased a cell phone at the insistence of my daughter who wanted me to have one, at least for traveling. I’m roughly 53 years behind the curve in terms of technology and popular culture. And, yet, “Look ma no hands. I’m blogging.” So, as we used to say in Brooklyn, “Wha’ happened?”

Wha' happened is I wrote a book, Sit Ubu Sit, which is coming out February 5th. And, evidently a lot of people, I mean really a lot, do use the Internet as a way to communicate with each other. Who knew? So, here I am. And, so here you are, I guess, if you’re reading this. So, what is it I want to blog you?

I hope you like the book. I guess that’s first. No, I hope you buy the book. That has to be first. But, if you do buy it and don’t like it I’ll be sad because it’s very personal. The story of my accidental career in show business. My 40 year love affair with my wife Diana, and, of course there’s a lot in there about Ubu and Michael J. Fox with whom I also am in love.

I like one thing about the book. After 35 years in show business I have no really terrible stories to tell. No mean gossip or tales of back-stabbing and betrayal. Some minor annoyances, but you get those in any business. Mostly I’ve been treated with kindness and respect. Been lucky to be around some lovely and extremely talented show business folk. And, both my daughters grew up to be writers. And, the men they’ve partnered with are also writers. And, I love them all – a lot.

Wow! That got very personal very fast. That can happen in a blog they tell me. Maybe it’s even supposed to. This seems like a lot for a first time discussion. So, I’ll stop now. Maybe I’ll write another one tomorrow. I still have a lot of legal pads in my drawer.


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