Tucson Festival of Books

Elliot Glicksman (He/Him)

Although some consider it redundant, Elliot Glicksman spent decades as both an attorney and a comedian. Beginning in 1981, Elliot performed stand-up comedy as one half of the team of Bob & Bob.  After that he began a solo career as Danny Boskowitz out of concern that Elliot Glicksman might sound too Jewish.  In the course of his comedy career, Glicksman has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Lizz Winstead, Phyllis Diller, Gilbert Gottfried and Ricky Nelson.  He's also performed with syndicated cartoonist and columnist David Fitzsimmons as a member of the Arroyo Cafe Players. 

Elliot spent most of his 42 year legal career seeking civil justice for crime victims.  He is the Past President of the Arizona Association for Justice, and served on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victims Bar Association.  For his efforts, he has been the recipient of the American Jewish Committee's 2014 Learned Hand Award for Community Service, the 2009 Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Award, and the 2017 Steven M. Gootter Award for his philanthropic service.  In 2010, Elliot was named one of the top 50 Pro Bono Lawyers in Arizona.

In 2014, Glicksman founded the Tucson Jazz Festival and for 9 years served as its President. His memoir "So Far, So Good--Answers To  Questions I Should Have Been Asked" was written with the love, support and the proofreading help of his wife Lorraine. 

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Scheduled events:
A Pen Dipped in Humor
Joel H. Cohen, a writer for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, blends wit and insight in his new book, "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football." Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro are debut authors with "Kill the Rich," a satire thriller. All three authors have a gift for making us smile.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Authors: Jack Allison, Joel Cohen, Kate Shapiro
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman
Surviving Hollywood
Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin and Aparna Nancheria took three very different paths into show business. They've had a lot of time to think about it, and luckily for us they have written about it. Was the show business life what they expected? Has it changed them? Join in and find out!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Authors: Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin, Aparna Nancherla
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman
Indie Authors - Adults Fiction and Nonfiction

So Far, So Good
Answers to Questions I Should Have Been Asked
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
A3D Impressions
October 2023
ISBN 9798986404998
178 pages