At Skylight: Ari Gold and Ethan Gold present FATHER VERSES SONS w/ Natasha Leggero

At Skylight: Ari Gold and Ethan Gold present FATHER VERSES SONS w/ Steve Gaydos & Natasha Leggero

When the global pandemic forced his ninety-six-year-old father into isolation, filmmaker Ari Gold became concerned that loneliness would kill his father's spirits. As a prolific novelist who began writing in his twenties, Herbert Gold's incredible oeuvre included twenty-four novels, five collections of stories and essays, and eight nonfiction books. So, Ari mailed his father a poem, asking for one in return. Later, Ari's twin brother, Ethan, also got into the game. Thus was launched a lifesaving literary correspondence, and a testament to the bonds of family.

The resulting poems are playful, honest, funny, and moving. Secrets are invoked alongside personal - and often painful - history. Ari and Ethan's mother, Herbert Gold's second wife, died in a helicopter crash alongside the famous rock promoter and impresario Phil Graham in 1991. Her ghost roams through the poems and the wonderful archival photos included in full color throughout.

In Father Verses Sons, a lushly illustrated "correspondence in poems," ranges across the life, family, and death of a remarkable father. The father and his sons write tenderly of their hunger for connection, about the woman that all three men have lost (a mother, a wife), and about the passion that all three seek. Ultimately, these poems tell a singular story of men bumbling their way towards love.

Ari Gold is a filmmaker and winner of the Student Oscar. His films have been selected at Sundance four times, and his upcoming movies "Helicopter" and "Brother Verses Brother" are companions to this book. 

Ethan Gold is a songwriter, performer, and composer residing in Los Angeles and Berlin. He is releasing a trilogy of albums about the modern world, called "Earth City."

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. Natasha recently starred in BROKE on CBS opposite Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette and you’ll soon be able to see her on TBS hosting RAT IN THE KITCHEN alongside Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Natasha hosts a very successful podcast with her husband and fellow comedian Moshe Kasher titled THE ENDLESS HONEYMOON PODCAST, where the two answer questions and dole out relationship advice. She’s also currently working on a book THE WORLD DESERVES MY CHILDREN that will be released in November 2022.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Father Verses Sons: A Correspondence in Poems By Herbert Gold, Ari Gold, Ethan Gold (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644284261
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Rare Bird Books - March 26th, 2024