Listen: Former Sacramentan Russ Woody
With great humor and pathos, author and Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Russ Woody captures the universal experiences of life and death that many have faced and that inevitably all will. Readers will most certainly experience emotional whiplash, from laughter to tears and back again with just the turn of a page. It’s a love story of family, second opportunities, generational continuity and the life-affirming possibilities of father/son relationships in contemporary American culture.
The book details the final days of his father, who was stricken with ALS and was considered a beloved “mascot” of sorts on the set of Becker, a TV series his son Russ wrote and produced. Becker, starring Ted Danson, ran for 5 &1/2 seasons, just one of Russ Woody’s career successes including writing and producing Murphy Brown, Cybill, Mad About You and others.