There's a great article about my brother Tod, author of the new book OTHER RESORT CITIES, in today's edition of THE DESERT SUN. Here's an excerpt:
Tod Goldberg had the odds stacked against him.
In addition to his dyslexia, he's also color blind.
That was problematic, because the workbooks that were supposed to teach him to read were color-coded.
“I was all messed up,” Goldberg says. “There's no reason I should be writing today.”
What the doctors and teachers didn't know was the power of the Goldberg clan. They rallied around him — “They actually formed a secret cabal without my knowledge to get me to read,” he says. “They didn't want me to be the butt of jokes forever.”
He's still the butt of jokes, but not for that reason.