The Goldbergs were everywhere. The rumor is that there are maybe a hundred more Goldberg writers and artists. All related somehow. Only four were represented at the festival. We believe the LA Times put a limit to the number of Goldbergs that could participate. Otherwise God knows how many would have been at the festival.
The sisters: Linda Woods (Left in the picture). She’s the artist. Could be the only Goldberg artist. Karen Dinino is the writer. They were signing their books – JOURNAL REVOLUTION and Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals. Their blog is here.
If you can’t tell which picture is of the sisters then as Tod would say “You are a . . . ” Sorry the word has been copyrighted by Tod and only he has the use of it. If you are confused don’t worry we all are. Read on to discover the location of the real Tod.
The brothers: Tod Goldberg (Left in the picture.) Tod is a writer and a teacher. I think it’s best that you experience Tod rather then me trying to describe his work. Check Tod out over here. If you’re reading this a year after the event then go directly to Tod’s account of the 2008 Festival of Books.
Tod’s brother, Lee, is a screenwriter as well as writer of mysteries. Lee can be experienced at his blog.
Not only were Tod and Lee signing books but Tod participated in two panels. They (The LA Times) actually let Tod moderate one of the panels, Crime with an Edge. (Correction he moderated both panels.) Mad magazine couldn’t have selected a more unfit person. Turns out he was very good. Tod does know his shit. He steps in it enough. That said if you could get past the FUCK word his comments were insightful and . . . oh forget it. It was an interesting panel because of Tod. The panel included: Christopher Goffard, Rob Roberge, and Mark Haskell Smith.
Note to the Goldbergs. You use Typepad and I still can’t figure out how to sign-up and leave comments. I’ve decided that is probably a good thing.
Note to Tod: I’m glad you were busy at 10am on Saturday because I had Shelly Jackson all to myself. Unfortunately she doesn’t like tall, blond, blue eyed good looking types. She prefers short, tubby guys with hairy backs. I gave her your phone number.
It should be noted that UCLA is probably the ONLY location that can hold the book festival. It looks the part. No other location saids books like it. Please do not change the venue. I promise the Goldbergs will behave if you keep the book festival at UCLA. You can also ignore Tod Goldberg’s demand that you install an escalator at the Janss Steps.
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