I'd watched my father often enough to know that such transactions excited him into what can only be described as a rapture of antagonism. Look, Jon, I'm not a sociologist. Is the sky that unleashes a bolt of lightning into the forehead of a friendly woodsman mean? But the biggest revelation of the night came when Troy retrieved the check from that guy who was sitting at the bar. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. I don't mean "you buy," I mean "you buy." There's was the tough one, the cute one, the smart one. When I became friends with then, it was in seventh grade and there was none of that. The resolution is as satisfying, provocative, Goldstein reconnects with his first girlfriend, whod broken his young listeners. Suck up to the teachers. But that was a lot to explain to a salesman, especially on the cusp of a deal that would change my life. I just call it in. "Dad," I said. Skylarking It was true of the man who Callie doted on who was taking his grown daughter out to dinner. Please check the corresponding audio before quoting in print. She made no bones about it, and to her, there was nothing to regret. So it was pretty exciting. Because when you were with her, you felt really alive. I just want some of that good, good blood, even if it's my own blood. From Gimlet Media. Nicely layered, kind of feathered. EARWORM I'll call you when the car is ready.". Should you fail to make payment in full, this matter will result in actions for which I advise you to hire counsel." Perfect for the experiment. "Firstly, I'm an attorney. herethe past that will exist in the future. Youre in the moment, he I was shocked and insulted too, of course, not only because my father had made such a calculation but because my life could be added up or reduced to a single figure. attuned, yet startled when I suddenly became overcome with emotion at a I got them to-go food. I'm telling you, man, you should be paying me extra. How humiliated he must've been to know that I awaited his call. And look. They won't know what hit them.". Jackie Cohen. I have to be mean to him now, more. Many of Goldstein's pieces have been featured on This American Life where he is a contributing editor. Did she ever mention my name? No, I'm listening. told me. I felt comfortable being a nuisance to, he said. A cousin of mine is fleet manager of a Cadillac dealership in San Bernardino." A complete fabrication, as far as I knew. You know, I-- yeah. It's not that aloofness pays, it's that niceness doesn't pay. He pointed a stubby finger at his chest. On cold nights, a stray dog made the back seat its home, leaving behind a legion of fleas to feast on my ankles as I drove around town. Hanging above him was a dusty But then when I came back a second night and hooked up a second waitress with a hidden wireless microphone, I got very different results. I've noticed a lot of people just look at the first two numbers in the check and double it, or round down. But in an alluring way. You should try it. Well, some people like to be abused. When idling at a stop light beside a purring sports car with rear stabilizers, anodized hubcaps, and a leather interior, I had to force myself to remember that an automobile does not a man make, and that I was a writer who placed a higher value on words than on material possessions, which is to say that I cultivated a hollow sense of superiority around new cars. Fax+1 212-249-9185. He didn't mind yelling threats and pounding desks and generally hurling himself bodily into the arena of commerce. I know you have sort of a problem being discreet. In two minutes, Troy has their whole story. Canadian band the Weakerthans, and we feel good. "The guy's playing hardball, but you watch. He has written for numerous sit "This is the cheapest?" Though it pains me to do so, I must add that my father's gold Star of David had loosed itself from the mid-interior of his shirt to glint conspicuously in the afternoon light, the sight of which, given my father's unabashed haggling, caused a chord of shame to vibrate inside me. Now get the [BEEP] out, garbage. Be-Bop-a-Lula.) Just being able to look at everything through this Once they give in, they make quick progress. My son here-- I'm buying the boy a car-- doesn't need any bells or whistles. Act One, Return to the Scene of the Crime. Education "I know you can give it to me under factory. Honestly, I would have laughed and walked away. It's fun. Jackie, who sat beside the door, as was the wanton responsibility of the most popular, let me in. around New England. And that's all Troy and I were seeing that first night. His work encompassed a range of contemporary classical styles with orchestral, jazz, electro-acoustic and world influences.. Goldstein died in a light-plane crash in the Alps along with his wife and to create his Gimlet podcast, & And why, by my very nature, have I demanded it? They have one child. And she said, in high school anyway, it's kind of like the laws of nature. ", "As I said, Mr. Cooper, I don't mind giving up my commission, but I can't lose money on the deal. "Show's over." Stay with us. Coming up, if you seem so nice, why do I feel so bad? Well, I just found out it's selling like crazy and can barely stay on the shelves. I wasn't the kind of kid who vomited much, and the experience felt very personal, sort of like crying in your underwear. He is co-founder and CEO of the multinational investment firm Cain International, and a director and co-owner of Chelsea F.C. Did you change your hair, he said. When I bring all this up with Jackie, I realize that only the zebra would do a story like this. out of her sorority. That he'd asked me to wait must have made it worse. He looks dirty. What is it about? He nodded and forged ahead, his stride martial, his shoulders squared. Jonathan Michael Goldstein (born September 2, 1968) is an American screenwriter, television writer/producer, and film director. My father still fumed from the encounter with the salesman, his ears and neck flushed with blood. And, not only did I tell him no, but I left him with his dignity. It was high school and that's just how people acted. OK, sure, niceness might not get you the most friends in high school. I just ran into Carl. She's a sweetheart. "Mr. Cooper, I'm going to let you drive out of here for a mere $200 over the factory price. said. I then asked her to repeat the very line to me, right to my face. He began by Goldstein is engrossinga sharp, confident writer reassuring about knowing where its going., I had long heard good things about Heavyweight but had not listened to WebJonathan W. Goldstein, M.D. Sure, you get a handful of customers like the guy Troy waited on at the bar, who you can nudge this way or that through force of personality, but it's just a few tables every shift. Because they know. "Jackie Cohen." You inquire about her a lot. It's just really lucky, because you know, like, with the recession, it's like I made my money before the apocalypse and now I'll able to live comfortably. And then you get the hell out, while I pick up my children whom I got from having sex with my dentist husband in my big [BEEP] house. On the other hand, it relegated me to the role of admiring onlooker, and suggested that I was too incompetent and naive to buy my own car, which was entirely true. and funny as that between Sheldon and Buzz, and the episode won the [9], He hosted the CBC summer radio program Road Dot Trip[4] in 2000 and has contributed to shows like Dispatches and Outfront. He had been reluctant even to go to Maureen's house, so I knew that at that point, as Maureen spoke his name, he was a shaky disoriented mess. And they didn't even realize how mean it was. I'll beat them at their own game. Oh, you don't like that one. Even if my father had been right after all, the salesman wouldn't have known where to reach him, what number to call. In the first season of Heavyweight, which came out last fall, the stories centered on Jonathan Goldstein and his friends and loved ones. We can actually quantify exactly how much niceness was costing Amy. You know, you come here and you tape me for your stupid friend's radio show and then you get the hell out. He is a director and writer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Game Night (2018). 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WebIs Jonathan Goldstein playing a character in Heavyweight? continuing to the next episode, so that I could keep thinking about And this time, Amy says, her attitude was different. So just so you know, it's a little bit on the sweet side. "Hey," he said. Phone+1 646-714-6053. Are you sick? Niceness might not help your career in the NFL, or on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, or in any super-competitive line of work. There's an entire industry of gangster rap. The teacher, finally seeing my condition, send me out to get some water. So what's going on with you? The party Marie-Claude is referring to was in grade six. She praises them on their homework. Orson. She liked nice smells, like perfumed fancy erasers or freshly mimeographed sheets of paper. We all have our own little identity. the episode, they still possess voices and temperaments suited to One of the rear windows no longer rolled up, the pane trapped within the door. The couples neighbor Ankita, 30, told the Mirror that she was informed about the tragedy by Hannahs father. And I don't like that. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond Nast. Our movies and TV shows are full of them. If I could go back in time and tell the young Jonathan Goldstein that one day he would be friends with the most popular girl at Western Laval Junior High, that young Jonathan Goldstein, taking in the utter absurdity of such a proposition, would laugh convulsively until his nose produced mucus and his eyeglasses needed adjusting. She made a mistake. [CREAKING] Hi, bye, hi, bye, hi, bye, hi, bye. He's in this really good relationship right now, and they just bought this huge beautiful place upstate and they're fixing it up together. Its like a microcosm of the show: Goldstein acts like an entertaining People finish their meals, and when Troy starts collecting their money, the early results all seem to point in one direction. The car sputtered as I shifted into park and the sagging tailpipe, which I'd had to bind to the cars undercarriage with electrical tape, coughed a cloud of noxious exhaust. Even the other waitress working on Wednesday, Natalie, who does not have an aloof bone in her body, was getting 20% and more from every table. said. Jonathan Goldstein was born in 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. He doesn't want to answer because I'm here. painful topic she wants to avoid. Spider., Life can be difficult; confronting old emotions can be painful. it's a little bit of a lighter, brighter flavor. "Well," Dad announced. I think it was a bit of both. To my childhood? Goldstein said. Donor Wall - Brody Jewish Center - Hillel at UVa I read "Jackie Cohen" as "Jackie Chan" and briefly had very excited feeling about the upcoming episode. It's just sort of locked in. [8] He talked about this time on the This American Life program 'Plan B'. "Keep your pants on," grumbled my father. meddled just the right amount; theres catharsis, and everyone feels To see your existence in the form of a bill gives all your loves and fears and struggles, the cumulative tumult of being human, about as much poignancy as a check for a cup of coffee. Sometimes she'll be being mean to my sister. Transcripts are generated using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and may contain errors. show in which Jonathan Katz played a therapist, comedians played his We jokingly call it the "Millionaire's Club." therapist to help facilitate.) Did you throw up? You know what I mean? When I listened to the tape, it sounded sincere. But I still can't help relating to her as though the old Jackie Cohen is still somewhere buried inside of her. Is that what you're thinking? On Sunday, Amy worked again. Just a year I'd purchased the car with money from a small inheritance left me by my mother, it fell apart with an almost vengeful rapidity. 2023 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Father of flight attendant urged her not to work before Nepal crash left 70 dead, Nepal to send data recorder from crash to France, Delta flier details panic after 'split second' near-miss at JFK, Co-pilot of doomed Nepal flight lost pilot husband in 2006 plane crash. They'd tell her what to say. Our show today in four acts. In it, Goldstein, his wife, and their So if someone's smell was not to her taste, she would leave a note on their desk. "I know how this game is played, and I'll play along up to a point, but we've reached that point. And so she couldn't stop thinking about it, and just, every check, she'd look at it, and just be like, I can't believe it. Perhaps in the intervening month, my father had become more offended by my offer to supplement the cost of the car, thinking I'd implied he couldn't afford it, couldn't pull off the deal on his own. It read, "Your obligations to your father, the party of the first part, are considerable. You're so crazy. Jonathan Goldstein (XII) Jonathan Goldstein was born in 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Game Night (2018). He has been married to Adena Halpern since August 26, 2007. Gregor is bitter: he never heard from Moby again, he says, The drive back to Los Angeles took a good 40 minutes. My heart was running on all cylinders. He was happy, but I mean, he didn't know any better. He seems like he's moving forward and you guys broke up and he's just sort of moving on with his life. about things like dogs chasing them, and about his mother opening the Jonathan Goldstein is stepping down as Jewish Leadership Council chair after four and a half years. This is Natalie. a subway P.A. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Thanks for contacting us. Now I know what to do.". They look at you and they know. And I was so nice to them. You want something fuller? A flurry of demands that can't be met? He currently practices at Madonna Perinatal Services and is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The car had probably been sold. With gumption, empathy, and comic awkwardness, he Jonathan D. Goldstein is a Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Bay Shore, NY. WebJonathan Goldstein, Writer: Spider-Man: Homecoming. This season, the host branched out. Act Three, And What's Going On With You? And Jackie said, no, don't go talk to him. Come in, Orson. we, via Goldstein and co., are the ones hanging on. "I think we should go for the Corolla before it's sold. Good luck. Like, I think Josh loves the fact that I pay that kind of attention to him. Sometimes when I'm talking with my friend Jackie Cohen, I will suddenly stop and just look at her. relationship conversations, he told me, recording is helpful. Editing by Alex Blumberg & Peter No, he looks good. It was fun, you know? Except Sundays. But "If we cut through the crap, you just might make yourself a sale. Goldstein has also been published in The New York Times Magazine, Saturday Night, The New York Times, The Walrus, GQ, the Journey Prize Anthology and the National Post. This guy called me and begged me to take his beautiful 4,000-square-foot loft space. Goldsteins company won multiple awards for its advertisement scores for such heavyweights as Gillette, Volvo and Heineken. ", "I've got to hand it to you, Mr. Cooper. From 2000 to 2002 he was also a producer of the show. season, Gregor. In it, He kicked a tire as if to gauge, through his knowing toes, the vehicle's overall quality. He's good. You know? O.K. Find Dr. Goldstein's phone number, address, insurance information, hospital affiliations and more. Frankly, I need the sales points more than I need the money, and if we can lock up this deal pronto, it'll be worth my while, and of course worth yours.". married to other people, turn out to be fine, and perfectly I couldn't help but dream up a doozy of a counterclaim, its itemizations even more preposterous than my father's. We're here, just two friends chatting. Each day, I called my father on various transparent pretexts and attempted to find out whether he'd heard anything from the salesman. And we trudged across the lot toward his Caddy. He's holding out so I'll come running back and throw my money at him. I remember a time. And yet, even taking into account the full force of my father's volatility, it seemed unlikely that my offer of $200 would result in him suing me for $2 million. And I'm in the Western Laval Junior High radio club, and I'm sitting there to interview you. Wasn't he very happy when he came into the room? [16] In February 2008, Goldstein debuted the internet project CBC Web 3.0 which features the short "The Future is Yesterday", a comedic take on the impersonal nature of the Internet. You're afraid. [5] Goldstein attended McGill University[6] and later completed a master's program in creative writing at Concordia University. At the end, we hear his mother I say what I feel. Dr. Goldstein is no slouch. My father's refusal to be in the wrong meant that I'd have to wait forever. Several of these people frame made everything seem so much more containable, he said. You were the new kid, and I wanted to go over to talk to you. Act Four, Keeping It In the Family. the connotation of the boxer juxtaposed with the connotation of me. Josh has been scared of Maureen for years, and here he was sitting with her in her living room while her seven-year-old played on the floor at their feet. He has also self-produced a number of small publications, most notably carwash the size of a peach. She was mean, she was popular. in the head with a brick. In that act, Jonathan Goldstein interrogates the girls, now grown up, who terrorized him and his classmates years ago in school, and finds that they can be just as scary as ever. (Midway through the first season, I pulled off I-91 That's my theory, is if they already think you're having a good time, why are they going to tip you for having fun? She recommends specials. In February 2008, Goldstein debuted the internet project CBC Web 3.0 which features the short "The Future is Yesterday", a comedic take on the impersonal nature of the Internet. Goldstein has resided in Montreal, Chicago, and New York City. Goldstein was in a relationship with the author Heather O'Neill that ended in 2007. WebJonathan Goldstein was born in 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. "I'm going to make this painless," said the salesman. Last week, I talked to Goldstein at a caf of sorts inside a deli near OK, first of all-- the new kid. So what you're saying is that you're defending it. Both men are in their eighties, and, as Goldstein puts it in [MUSIC]. The furthest she would go in making any kind of concession was in acknowledging that back then, she, quote, "took care of business." As I pulled into the driveway, he was busy watering birds of paradise in his front yard, sturdy orange flowers that he'd cultivated, to his constant astonishment, from a bed of drab gravel. I helped them figure out what food they wanted. to Sheldons home, in Florida, where they proceed to tell dirty stories, As the first terrible bites sink into his legs and stomach, does the zebra look into the lion's eyes as though to say, why are you doing this to me, friend? John, are you nervous around me right now? Table two, 17.6% is what they tipped. My excitement was indistinguishable from panic. In the meantime, I'd researched the prices at other Toyota dealerships around town and discovered that John's offer was the best of the bunch. "Mr. Cooper," said the salesman. I wanted an end to the self-consciousness I felt on the road, an end to the shameful sense that the thunderous rumbling and rank exhaust were coming from my person rather than my car. I would forever remain a sucker, a rube. WebTwenty years later, John sets off to find Nick and revisit the day that changed the course of both their lives.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This You watch. Editing by Jorge Just, When they ask her to recommend a wine, she swallows and tells them: You know what? A waitress in Chicago named Troy Morris was working a Friday night shift with another waitress, Amy Rigali. Of course you can evade a mean friend. You know, you come here and you tape me for your stupid friend's radio show. Two. For the first time in their years of waitressing, because of these discussions in the last two weeks, they have both stopped knocking themselves out running around for their most demanding tables. what existed of the second, in a kind of rapture, often while driving Josh Hamilton, reading an excerpt from a story by Bernard Cooper, which first appeared in the LA Weekly and is now part of the book The Bill From My Father. see what Im dealing with here? . It was very nice. I peered at the car, feigning disinterest, quite a performance considering how I coveted that little red Corolla. That first waitress, Troy Morris, and one of the owners of the cafe, Lea Tshields, were in the band Tallulah. You know? Wait, they just put you put on hold? We decided to do a little experiment to find out. Each week on our program, of course, we bring choose some theme, and bring you a variety of different kinds of stories on that theme. By signing up, you agree to our User Agreement and Privacy Policy & Cookie Statement. She let me know this by whipping her head around, her straight brown hair lashing about like a thousand throwing stars, and witheringly looking me straight in the eye. Let me ask you this. No. Usually, Troy liked talking with him. And eventually the subject came around to Jackie's older sister, Maureen. Here we go. Because I was so frustrated. This boy in my class, he liked me, and every time he would come by me, I would tell him to get out of my way. Did you bring it? What'd you think of that? It looks so hard. The proposal had about it the pleasing hue of teamwork, and I wished I'd thought of it days ago. And I came in, because we switch shifts-- like, she's getting off and I'm coming on. Life In Lillie's class, the girls like that-- the popular ones-- had been her best friends. The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. discomfort. "We're taking our business elsewhere." baby visit his parents in Montreal, and Goldstein, while reminiscing playing basketball in high school? like in Tony Millionaires Maakies. I think about comics a lot, he Did my name ever come up in junior high? It was a look of profound pity. season, he didnt know if hed be up for bringing strangers that kind of That's in a minute from Chicago Public Radio and Public Radio International, when our program continues. But them before you knew it, you were on the outs. (Wisely, Goldstein brings a We would wire two waitresses with hidden microphones and then have them be super nice to half their tables and then cool, aloof, to the other half. The subway-voice idea, he thought, What am I going to say to the guy? Listening to it, I was interested and I've got to tell you, it was a little intimidating. I thanked Dad in advance and told him that I didn't need whitewalls, an air conditioner, or a radio. If it's done wrong, she says, friendliness not only will not pay, friendliness can cost you. They're visiting from out of town, they seem to be falling in love, and they found this very non-touristy, out of the way place through careful research. Up until a year ago, they were roommates. Troy gave me the rundown. The and I spend the afternoon snacking on honeydew slices and sifting Before he said "crap" or "bastard" to the dealer. His wife, who was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, told the Watford Observer in 2016: Music that strikes me is music that really moves me. she laughs that a local restaurant reviewer referred to in the paper as a "waif-tress." If she played it aloof, would her tip go up? I was so nice to them. purpose.. And so I let myself relax into the plush bucket seat, cradled and safe as the Caddy whizzed past slower traffic, huge and unassailable, as regal as a motorized mansion. Festival. She asked if I could look after Rufus because they said they were going on vacation.. WebOffice. Like, I feel like I'm a direct person. He's a regular guy that always sits there. moment, Because its really about the pastIm going to get trippy Troy handed me their check. And so hours pass. We were friendly with each other. You know what "hi, bye" friends really means? Let me explain to you the power that was Jackie Cohen's. [21], American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer, This article is about the comedic author. They have a pet rabbit and we both have little ones, she said. It's nice to meet a customer who knows what he wants and comes prepared to do business. It's a normal body. said, but youre kind of looking outside. When he was a teen-ager, he Plus: each Wednesday, exclusively for subscribers, the best books of the week. On the fourth day, I steeled myself and asked him outright. The setup, Goldstein tracking down the actor who accidentally looks into the camera in the one-take film Russian Ark, pits Goldsteins search for answers and This is what a real man provides for me. Ad Choices. In fact, for two years we were roommates, during which time she was a very nurturing figure in my life, cooking for me, taking care of the bills, and doing most if not all of the cleaning. "I guess you didn't hear me," said my father. Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life and affiliations 4 References 5 External links Early life and education [ edit] There's a certain type of woman, usually either Jackie or related to Jackie that really know how to put me in my place. You look sort of tired. The second we entered, salespeople sensing prey rose from their desks and converged. Goldstein and his fellow-investigators, as they discover that the could be both funny and thematic, like Mork talking to the non-boxer., In the first season, which came out last fall, the stories And so I called my father in a last-ditch effort to own the car. He tipped 20%. but ends with what amounts to a twist: the story begins to rebuke I'm just remembering a funny joke that Carl told me. I remember I went two weeks without wearing a skirt, and one of them called me and was like, you have to wear a skirt tomorrow. Residents are forced to flee as wildfires tear through Southern California. She's a really good person. That time came over Here, metabolism obscures memory. fact, when things are uncomfortable it sometimes leads to the best I'm never going with you. I'm a piece of garbage to her, and it makes me want to just crawl up next to her like a flea on a tick on a tick on a dog. The son of the late David Goldstein and Miriam Goldstein Sargon, both of Brookline, Mass. [ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS] And an announcement now-- we have completely remade our website, top to bottom. There's a pattern. We've arrived at Act Three of our show. I think you do. Not a lot of mystery there. Wed had a great Soon the seats were nothing but lumps of raw foam, and even those were crumbling like sponge cake. I do like you. He is a director and writer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Can I have a bit of your time to interview you? "It's a waiting game. You're so crazy. But mostly, he wants his CDs back. Our Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein, along with Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt. Editing by Alex Blumberg & Peter Clowney. My domestic role is confined to stuff like drinking Jim Beam and keeping her up past her bedtime with my impression of Robert De Niro and Edith Bunker doing the lobster scene from Annie Hall. It'll be him, and he'll say--" My father launched into an imitation of John cooing, "Mr. Cooper this and Mr. Cooper that." He spun on his heel and walked toward the glass door that led to the lot. The two of us waited a moment with the tacit understanding that his retreat might have been a strategy to provoke my father into giving chase. Act One, Return to the Scene of the Crime. You know, when you and Carl were going out, I never really understood why you liked him. Thanks to the owners of the Lula Cafe. They tipped over 15%. Aloofness pays. It was before the superlatives, and before there was a most attractive. Act Three, And What's Going On with You? set, if you want to call it that, was most at the ready with people that No, Jackie Cohen did not think she was mean in school. I can't believe this. Very good hair. Like, she's getting less than 15%. The program featured stories told over the phone. Weve only lived here about three months. Everybody says that he's the nerdiest boy in our class. She'd been there four years, longer than anybody, knew the menu better, gave very quick service, and on the niceness scale, here's the word Troy uses to describe Amy. And to put it bluntly, if my father was conforming to the cliche of the cheap Jew, I was that cliche's beneficiary. "I said he'd call, didn't I?". to have her hang up on me week after week. He orders a lot and he never tips great. moments, he said. further into the wider world: Why did a womans foster She also performed with BBC Proms, classical music concerts and other events held during summers at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. I'm just not drinking anymore. These are her first and practically only words to table two. She walked over and he asked her what she was up to these days. which Moby had then used to create his album He'll start bothering me and my friends, and we'll tell him to leave us alone. Or did they like her because she was so mean? the podcast, Goldsteina longtime producer at This American He's been working out. The founder of Goldstein Music Group who began his career as a music director and composer for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre worked on director Martin Scorseses Cape Fear, the 1991 thriller starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange. She really mean, and she has a lot of friends. This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane. Why pretend? The difference between 15% tips and 20% tips works out to around $50 per shift. It's weird, they just like my voice. Exactly. Christian Merz, 63, said he saw two people rush toward the wreck in a desperate bid to help, but they were unable to get close because of the flames. and he wants his CDs back. By then I had given up on the car, resigned to drive the Fiat until it broke down completely, or until I could afford to make payments on a new car, whichever came first. The offer still stands. WebJonathan Goldstein is a British solicitor and entrepreneur. These series kept the medium kicking and fresh, and kept me watching. microphone is a safety net, he told me. She acts like she's the boss of people. But you're just leaning against the locker. When she finally goes to table two, which has three serious-looking people in their forties. ", Before I knew it, my father and I were ensconced in his white El Dorado, gliding with the frictionless speed of a dream toward a Toyota dealership in West Covina, whose ads he'd seen on TV. Still, if a new car required me to be embarrassed by his aggression, bring on the blushing. better. Before he hung up, he said, "And don't pester me anymore. She chats. The sun beat down from a cloudless sky, asphalt softening beneath our feet. They'd give equally good service to both tables. Jonathan Goldstein (born August 22, 1969)[1] is an American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer. OK? stories connected to his own life, branched out into some that came from I'm going to scratch my commission on this. decades, but Goldstein manages to bring Buzz from his home, in Montreal, And, in I was mean to him for the first time. OK, so I didn't want you to hear this from someone else, but I just made $2 million. The other day, I wanted to play with her again, and her friends were there, and she said, get lost. No, that's OK. No, it's just that I got it in India when I was there, and it's just this really beautiful thing, and I really treasure it. What was Jackie Cohen's allure? The most famous episode of Heavyweight is the second of the first As the days wore on, my longing for the car grew dimmer, while my father's, no doubt, deepened-- my plan should have worked, that car should be ours-- thrusting him back to the deprivation he knew as a boy. [2], Goldstein was born to Buzz and Dina Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, where he spent the first four years of his life before the family moved to Montreal, Quebec, his mother's hometown. conversation and watched the boisterous kids come in, get cheerfully Sundays, I usually get tipped $4 or $5, every table. Let me look. I told Goldstein Just say yes if you're afraid. Then we hear the That was the thing that made me feel like its Two times. As musicians we draw influences from so many different areas and I find personally, I am most moved by the simplicity of a beautiful melody, she said. They already think you're having a good time. Before we took a step, the salesman curtly thanked my father and walked away. And then it would fall. Basic transportation would be just fine. I wanted a beautiful new Toyota more desperately with every step. Being aloof is a little more effort for her. But it was too The vinyl upholstery of the bucket seats began to rub off on passengers' hands and thighs in sticky black patches. And they know that they can be mean to people and still be loved by everyone. I'll never forget the exhilarated look on his face as he ran back to our locker bank to tell me that, while Jackie Cohen had turned him down, she did say that they could be "hi, bye" friends. ", "I'm not buying it," my father said sternly. But that's really disturbing. Look at it. In 2001, Goldstein's debut novel, Lenny Bruce Is Dead, was published by Coach House Books. And she had a special technique. But someone like Maureen or Jackie, they look right at you and say, I know you're garbage. And she was very attentive. Escape the News with the British Podcast In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, At Third Coast, Holding On to Public-Radio Ideals as Podcasting Booms. From WBEZ Chicago, it's This American Life distributed by Public Radio International. Who was I, he must have wondered, to have offered him money? I double-checked his signature. videotaped a Rosh Hashanah dinner with his family, which he later turned During the restless days and nights that followed, I couldn't settle on a convincing or comprehensible reason to explain why my father had sent me the bill, though I suspected the catalyst might have had something to do with his offer, a few months earlier, to buy me a new car. The actor Josh Hamilton read it for us. The victory was a skinny man whose snug black suit lent him an eel-like iridescence. What about when Jackie said that saying that you can be "hi, bye" friends is actually a nice thing? So when she says that there are some people who crave to be abused, you would be one of those people. And then I saw how it really is. But it always feels like a mere taste of the greatness that once was. "I know a shrewd man when I see one. You know I mean? Beneath the tally, in the firm but detached language common to his profession, he demanded that I pay him back. (Its hilarious, and includes his mother singing Take table two, the table she barely spoke with. It's so great how you can still do that. Like most of the staff, she's young-looking. Yeah. past. In a way, the story is always the same. I'm mostly the popular one in my class, but I have a lot of other popular friends. "It's not about the $200," shouted my father. I definitely went into it with this attitude of giving up, just like, I wash my hands of this. I picked out their wine. What had happened, or failed to happen, defined his every paternal assurance, his promise that the phone would ring, the salesman buckle, the car become mine. ", Other customers were milling uncomfortably close to my Corolla, trying out driver's seats, adjusting rearview mirrors. Real Children Dont Bounce Back, a TV commercial by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, won several creative awards. series beginning, about his dad. "Well, Mr--? Why was a cancer survivor kicked Highlights glittered in the flawless paint jobs of the display models. Oh, you know that children's book I wrote really fast for no reason? Then come on back. WebJonathan Goldstein (27 September 1968 25 August 2019) was an English composer of music for film, television, advertising, theatre, and live events. But what happens in this part of the story takes place well before that. The Special Ed teacher in the room next to the bathroom came out and walked me back to my class. For a while, you worry that hes WebIt wasn't hard for Jonathan Goldstein to find the girl who terrorized him in high school. The Federal Safety Investigation Authority has launched a probe into the crash, which occurred along a route through the mountains that connect Switzerland and northern Italy. She was looking directly at me when she said that. And on her night, everyone tipped 20% or even a touch more. We've received your submission. Although my boyhood toilette was second to none, and although I was facially hairless, for some strange reason I gave off the distinct impression of having a 5 o'clock shadow all over my body. writers of the love letters, long over their youthful romance and And second of all-- dirty. No. So what's up with you? I wanted to turn to my father and blurt, "Why would he lie? You want me to go on a date with that guy? Don't talk to him. Why are we so drawn to these mean girls. It's such a fixture of childhood, you can just walk up to a kid on the sidewalk or at a public pool, and they'll tell you. A case study in every word out of a friend's mouth meaning its exact opposite. Back then, I drove a Fiat whose paint had oxidized to the overall color and texture of rust. I think your body looks good. I meant toward Gimlet, toward the subway. It would later be diagnosed as a whooping cough that would leave me in bed for a week with a fever of 103, but at that moment, it was nothing more, nothing less, than a nuisance to Jackie. "I made great tips. I feel like I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Outside the windows of the deli-caf, the sun had set. Is this information wrong? Me she sees like an unwelcome dog turd that somebody's tracked in from outside. It took me a second to realize he met the dealer's story, not the car itself. 17 (Interviewed by Devon Taylor)", "We Never Got Along: A letter from Jonathan Goldstein, on an old flame", "Judge John Hodgman Episode 160: The French Correction", "Zine Review: a car wash the size of a peach", "Bringing up Baby: Heather O'Neill's debut novel brings magic to a grim inner-city childhood", "Here are nearly 50 podcasts to stream, both local and national, recommended by Twin Cities podcast fans", "Producer Sean Cole relishes the 'beautiful feeling' of performing weddings", Transom.org bio page, including links to This American Life stories he has produced, This American Life: Hand It Over Stories from Our First Year on the Air, Lies, Sissies, and Fiascoes: The Best of This American Life, Crimebusters + Crossed Wires: Stories from This American Life, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jonathan_Goldstein_(author)&oldid=1127212721, Canadian people of American-Jewish descent, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, Canadian National Magazine Awards: Silver Award for Humour (2004), The New York Festivals: Gold World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program (2006) for, This page was last edited on 13 December 2022, at 14:07. Its like youre able to turn WebJonathan W. Fazzino Associate Ann L. Fowler-Cruz Principal Meghan K. Gallagher Of Counsel Ellen R. Sutliffe Hain Associate Marc J. Herman Principal Ari J. Hoffman Ladies and Gentlemen, Jonathan Goldstein! This American Life is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago and delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange. Since he hadn't kept tabs on the exact amounts he'd doled out over the years, expenditures were rounded off to the nearest dollar and labeled "Food," "Clothing," "Tuition," and "Incidentals." WebP: +1.212.408.2524. The lion could care less. When he talks, you listen in state of So it was great being with her. And. Is it possible that any waitress could make more money by being less nice? But go ahead, have fun. And all of these people are tipping me below. It occurred to me that we would be the prize for the fastest walker, the one whose handshake or hail greeting reached us first. friend Moby, to whom he had once lent his collection of Alan Lomax CDs, noodge, makes something happen, gives us a laugh. sort of like you go through your life embarrassing yourself and Oh, order something? I think you miss the mean Jackie Cohen. But I have to say I don't know how you do it. becoming a zillionaire who seems to forget that you exist. A hiker who was walking in the Simplon Pass area with his family said he saw the horrifying crash after he spotted two burning objects fall. She's in my grade. Jackie Cohen would call it being honest. Act Two, Does Niceness Pay? failure.) Gregor is the splashiest example of the kind of thing that car four years ago meets And we'd go to the bathroom-- a big part of the day, of course, was going to the bathroom. [11], In 2002, Goldstein returned to Montreal and started work on several projects for CBC Radio One. pains and memories. What had I done?) Do you miss that person that was able to do those kinds of things? OK. That is really good. [15], In September 2007, WireTap producer Mira Burt-Wintonick released "Superstar of the Netherlands", a short film featuring Goldstein and WireTap regular Gregor Ehrlich, on YouTube. To that guy who asked her out. Oh, you went out drinking last night? I look at her as though I've only just then realized who it is I am sitting there talking with. The salesman's refusal to call must have undermined his notion of how the world worked, how bargains were struck by men like himself, men possessed of wile and nerve. earnest nor too cute. meant to suggest the emotional burdens that we carry around, as well as And then you satisfy that craving that they're not even entirely aware of. Act One Return To The Scene Of The Crime Jonathan Goldstein interrogates the girls, now grown up, who terrorized him and his classmates years ago in March 21, 2010 10:59 AM Subscribe If you enjoy Jonathan Goldstein's contributions to This American Life or his She didn't do what the other girls wanted at some party. She'd say it to me then put me on hold, figure out what else they wanted her to say, and then say it. Goldstein's work has been academically examined as representative of "the positioning of Jews and Canadians as potentially overlooked minorities in the late-twentieth- Oh, no, I just mouth-threw-up for a second. And I think once people get the idea that they have that power, they're going to use it. Well, first of all, she always walked around with a comb in her back pocket that stuck out for all to see. When dealing with tough For other people with this name, see, "Goldstein taps into neuroses for radio show", "Jonathan Goldstein, The Art of Podcasting No. They were, a lot of them, over 20%. I didn't ask to be born, I thought melodramatically. What happens to mean girl? I worked with her Friday night, and she was almost in tears, because the tips for the last week have been horrible, horrible, horrible. You know what I mean? So what, you have this image of me, of being really mean all the time? Jonathan Goldstein: I've always been that way, from a very young age. the Gimlet offices, in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (Winning makes him uneasy, Goldstein told me: I do better with The show is a useful reminder to push in our own relationships, You know, Mr. "Hi, Bye." Brooklyn street corner in 1999, begins as a kind of sidewalk Griffin This story follows Cooper's father as he eventually goes to a psychiatric hospital. I was not in the same city as her, so I asked my friend Joshua Carpatty if he would be good enough to go to her house and hold a mic to her while we talked on the phone. Makes my job a whole lot easier.". Here she is with one of the tables that she's being nice to, table number four, warning them off a glass of one that she thinks won't go with her meal. [11], In May 2014, Goldstein played an "expert witness" in humorist John Hodgman's comedy/court show podcast Judge John Hodgman. And she was so fun and she was so full of life. In Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein re-imagines and recasts the Bible's greatest heroes with depth, wit, and snappy dialogue. There was this kid. I knew, objectively speaking, that Jackie Cohen's dictation was more important than my own health. All kinds of goodies, all kinds of free stuff, free audio, the first episode of our new television show-- the whole thing, absolutely free, www.thisamericanlife.org. Jackie Cohen. Table five was her hardest table by far, very demanding. Can you just put him on the phone for one second, so I can ask him? You're looking for a place? And more. Yeah. Well, my sister definitely taught me some of the tricks of the trade by being very, very, very cruel with me, very bossy, very demanding. But I've sifted through that trip a dozen times, squinting against the glare of new cars, breathing the icy air of the showroom, and I can't recall my father handing over one of his business cards or filling out a form of any sort. Oh, I can't wait to see what table five tipped. He wants to ask you a question. It's This American Life. hollered at to buy something or leave, and go. He always tips just exactly 15%. It makes you feel powerful. This is the Bible populated by angry loners, hypochondriacs, and reluctant prophets who fear for their sanity. Makeup always has to be perfect. The bill arrived after a month of silence. No, but I think you do. But you'd think that there might be a place for somewhere, like, for instance, waitressing. We did our experiment in the restaurant where Troy and Amy work, Lula Cafe in Chicago's Logan Square. Jonathan Goldstein (born August 22, 1969) is an American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer. You said, don't talk to him because he's dirty. Take the whole story of Robert Ceolic asking her out in junior high. One day passed. When the writer, radio producer, and humorist Jonathan Goldstein set out I actually had him thinking that we had a good thing going. Basically, a Bible that readers can finally, genuinely relate to. When I was 28 years old, my father sent me a bill for his paternal services. The senior My father gave John the once-over, then turned to me. His sensibility seems to Yeah, he says he hasn't talked to you. It's kind of like the Spice Girls. And it hurts me. Because there's always going to be the girls who are the most popular and that the guys look at the most, that get the friends because they're so pretty. Katz, Professional There are popular bullies in business and politics-- very successful ones in politics. enjoy its absurdity together. There's Moroccan couscous, there's vegetarian sushi, there are lots of carefully made sandwiches, and then there's this whole menu of higher-end specials every day, so it's possible to drop $20 on a grilled sea bass or organically raised lamb. Over 20%. My father looked at me with something like pity. And it doesn't matter how much you're giggling and inquisitive. In the moment, it felt like a good "John," said my father, reading the salesman's name tag. Jonathan Goldstein, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Brightwaters, NY. OK, table five you were sucking up to like I've never seen. A whole lot of business. I was in the same school as them, evidently completely unnoticed, for three years. shouting out Brooklyn tenement windows. Theyve barely spoken in And I wasn't nice to them at all. Well, that's too bad. a megastar. Nice is her usual style as a waitress. OK? I don't know what's going on. Follow Share Episodes 3 Related Followers 5 Apple Podcasts RSS Website Spotify Latest Earliest I just realized there's a little bit more to life. Oh, no. It really hurts me. My father sauntered toward the Fiat as I got out, peeking through the perpetually open window despite my attempt to block his view. It's the kind of place that everybody always wants to have in their neighborhood. I'm Ira Glass, back next week with more stories of This American Life. Small, wonderful food that is also very cheap. My agent's pretty happy about it. Use deodorant." As far as I was concerned, getting gypped out of a few bucks was simply a built-in fee for avoiding confrontations with strangers. No, you see, you wouldn't have even been that polite. In the pursuit of my mean popular girls scholarship, I knew I now had to talk with Maureen. Sabine front door while her hair was on fire, pushes her to talk about a 2023 Cond Nast. The attention is kind of fun. And she's just like, I can't do this anymore. It's $300, but he's actually paying me to live there forever. You see, this was the Jackie Cohen that I never got to talk to anymore. resolution, and, ultimately, love. playing with his son at the playground, happily singing The Itsy-Bitsy Jonathan Goldstein, of Brookline, formally of Carrollton, Ga., passed away peacefully on Jan. 3. This next story is an excerpt from a much longer work by Bernard Cooper. moment of grace. Jackie turned back around and I'd grit my teeth, vowing not to allow a single cough to escape my mouth. It's so [BEEP] hot in this car. Half the entrees cost $6 or so. "Honest my ass." rewarding, without the dimension of the past taking your generosity and First time, when they place their order, she always tells them what a very fine choice they made, and then she smiles. Jonathan was born in Boston on March 24, 1947. 20 years have passed since I opened that bill, and for most of those years, I've taken it for granted that at some point during our afternoon in West Covina, my father had given the dealer his telephone. To revisit this article, select My Account, thenView saved stories, To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. And if you don't fit that, then you get kicked out for a little while. So nothing's going on with you? He'd made the offer on a day I'd come to visit him at his Spanish house in Hollywood, the house in which I'd grown up. The note would read, "You smell. It was a surreal and painful experience but, my God, did they know what they were doing. Its like Krazy Kat, where in every panel, the cat gets hit Yeah. "I've done some comparative pricing.". One thing I love So we continued to parry and thrust our way along. friend, Jackie Cohen, who banters briefly, laughs at him, and hangs up. He hosted WireTap, which debuted in 2004 and ended in 2015. Goldstein gets his friend Gregor to reconnect with Gregors long-lost Oh, my God, when was the last time I saw you? And so when we all got in this fight, they called me up and they put the mean one on the phone. to discover that I was somehow south of Holyoke, back in Springfield. I've got little hand-hickies. "I've bought plenty of cars in my life and I know how to deal with these bastards. This American Life is distributed by Public Radio International. Right. Yeah, that you looked dirty. They're efficient. And then at the end of the meal, she drops off the check and she smiles a second time, as if to say, you see? Josh, the young man who's holding the microphone for you right now. Yeah, who's so scared he won't even look at me. I felt compelled to explain to the salesman how my father had worked hard for everything he owned. That's what we were, we were the Four Blondes. I think it was the hardest challenge I had ever been presented with, and probably ever will be: Scoring horrendous acts of violence being committed against a cartoon child and making it as funny as possible, Goldstein told Little Black Book in 2017. Doesn't matter what I do. Jonathan Goldstein, family killed in Swiss Alps plane crash I don't even have to leave home. You're not--. This process introduced another level of vulnerability, he Is the mean always there? Its Never. With the second Amy had no interest in being wired for sound, but Troy was game. And in this respect he was like thousands of people who'd grown up poor and endured the Depression, Jewish or not. Secondly, when it comes to cars, I'm not some idiot off the street. Oh, no, it's-- I just sort of fell into it. 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