HOLLYWOOD — The first thing to be learned at a Borat book signing is that security is really important.
Sacha Baron Cohen inscribed his book “Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” for two hours on Nov. 7 at the Westwood Borders.
Borat had two, suit-wearing British bodyguards with a slightly military demeanor lay down strict guidelines about how the signing should proceed.
At first this seemed like overkill until the signing began and one hulking gentleman who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger mixed with Dolph Lundgren arrived wearing a brown muscle shirt embossed with a red Soviet star and demanded that Borat sign a movie contract on the sausage he slammed on the table.
“I am director!” he yelled. “I am his brother!”
He was neither and was dragged away as the book signing proceeded.