By Maynard Frank Wolfe. Rube Goldberg is so renowned for his zany and splendidly overcomplicated inventions. This book includes a collection of Rube Goldberg's inventions, comic strips, editorial cartoons, and sketches along with a biography of Rube Goldberg. Book, 192 pages. Rube Goldberg is the trademark and copyright of Rube Goldberg, Inc.