I wrote a book about Jeff Goldblum, and it got weird! AMA
Hi! I'm Travis Andrews, a features reporter for The Washington Post's Style section, where I primarily cover Internet culture, and I just wrote a book about the actor, musician and Internet icon Jeff Goldblum. It's called Because He's Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor, and I'm so excited to have it hitting shelves. You can learn a bit about me here, if you're so inclined.
The book is sort of a celebration and rumination on Goldblum's career. I interviewed dozens of his friends, colleagues and admirers to try figuring out what's behind this whole Goldblum thing. I think the book's a lot of fun -- in between chapters, it has great illustrations by Leigh Cox and a variety of fun bits ranging from Goldblum haikus to a fictional interview with the man himself.
I'd love to answer any questions y'all have about the book, Goldblum, journalism, working at The Post, why I use my middle initial in my byline (it's not just pretension!), my pandemic experience of not getting a haircut for 14 months or even my native New Orleans -- specifically if it's about who will replace Drew Brees!
Edit: This has been really fun! Thank you all so much for joining! I've got to scoot for now, but if you keep asking questions, I'll be sure to answer them. And if y'all don't mind my plugging the book for a sec, I'll say that I think it has a lot of the energy of this AMA. I hope it's a fun read, and I hope you'll enjoy! (And, if you do, ratings on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. help a ton, or so I'm told!) Thank you thank you thank you!