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An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-crac An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-cracking skeptical mathematician in 1993s Jurassic Park? Or maybe you're not a film buff but noticed his face as part of one of the Internet's earliest memes. Who knows? Whenever it was, you've probably noticed that Goldblum has become one of Hollywood's most enduring actors, someone who only seems to grow more famous, more heralded, more beloved through the decades, even though he's always followed his own, strange muse. The guy primarily plays jazz music these days, but is more famous than ever. Actor, pianist, husband, father, style icon, meme. Goldblum contains multitudes, but why? What does he mean? The Washington Post's Travis M. Andrews decided to find out. And so he set out on a journey through Goldblum's career, talking to directors like Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, colleagues like Harry Shearer and Billy Crudup, and pop culture experts like Chuck Klosterman and Sean Fennessey, to get to the bottom of this whole Goldblum thing. And then he took what he learned and he wrote this book, which is titled Because He's Jeff Goldblum and is the best thing written since The Brothers Karamazov and slightly easier to follow. But you should already know that. In this new semi-biography, semi-rumination, and semi-ridiculous look at the career of Goldblum, Andrews takes you behind the scenes of his iconic movies, explores the shifting nature of fame in the twenty-first century, and spends far too much time converting Goldblum's name into various forms of speech. Want to hear how Goldblum saved a script supervisor from an amorous baboon? Or what he would write on the mirror after taking showers when he was a teenager? How about his feelings on various brands of throat lozenges? (That one could be an entire book unto itself.) Then this is the book for you!


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An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-crac An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-cracking skeptical mathematician in 1993s Jurassic Park? Or maybe you're not a film buff but noticed his face as part of one of the Internet's earliest memes. Who knows? Whenever it was, you've probably noticed that Goldblum has become one of Hollywood's most enduring actors, someone who only seems to grow more famous, more heralded, more beloved through the decades, even though he's always followed his own, strange muse. The guy primarily plays jazz music these days, but is more famous than ever. Actor, pianist, husband, father, style icon, meme. Goldblum contains multitudes, but why? What does he mean? The Washington Post's Travis M. Andrews decided to find out. And so he set out on a journey through Goldblum's career, talking to directors like Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, colleagues like Harry Shearer and Billy Crudup, and pop culture experts like Chuck Klosterman and Sean Fennessey, to get to the bottom of this whole Goldblum thing. And then he took what he learned and he wrote this book, which is titled Because He's Jeff Goldblum and is the best thing written since The Brothers Karamazov and slightly easier to follow. But you should already know that. In this new semi-biography, semi-rumination, and semi-ridiculous look at the career of Goldblum, Andrews takes you behind the scenes of his iconic movies, explores the shifting nature of fame in the twenty-first century, and spends far too much time converting Goldblum's name into various forms of speech. Want to hear how Goldblum saved a script supervisor from an amorous baboon? Or what he would write on the mirror after taking showers when he was a teenager? How about his feelings on various brands of throat lozenges? (That one could be an entire book unto itself.) Then this is the book for you!

30 review for Because He's Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Something of a puff piece for Jeff Goldblum. What you'll mainly learn is that Jeff Goldblum is a really nice guy who learns the name of every crew member on set. All the information is gathered from old interviews and articles written about Goldblum as this is an unauthorized biography. Andrews has a lot of clever writing in the book. Still I felt like it could have been about 80 pages shorter. Received a review copy from Plume and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by th Something of a puff piece for Jeff Goldblum. What you'll mainly learn is that Jeff Goldblum is a really nice guy who learns the name of every crew member on set. All the information is gathered from old interviews and articles written about Goldblum as this is an unauthorized biography. Andrews has a lot of clever writing in the book. Still I felt like it could have been about 80 pages shorter. Received a review copy from Plume and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Apparently my reviews (and Goodreads profile) are causing people to nastily tell me that I am the most-stupid person on the planet. Life is too short without humour and YOU ARE ALL TOASTER-STRUDEL-MEAN-GIRLS. #mikedrop When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many mo Apparently my reviews (and Goodreads profile) are causing people to nastily tell me that I am the most-stupid person on the planet. Life is too short without humour and YOU ARE ALL TOASTER-STRUDEL-MEAN-GIRLS. #mikedrop When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. (I have played a "zillion games" of scrabble, done a "zillion crosswords" and I AM BORED!!!) I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynical journalist in 1983s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-cracking sceptical mathematician in 1993s Jurassic Park? Or maybe you’re not a film buff but noticed his face as part of one of the Internet’s earliest memes. Who knows? Whenever it was, you’ve probably noticed that Goldblum has become one of Hollywood’s most enduring actors, someone who only seems to grow more famous, more heralded, more beloved through the decades, even though he’s always followed his own, strange muse. The guy primarily plays jazz music these days, but is more famous than ever. Actor, pianist, husband, father, style icon, meme. Goldblum contains multitudes, but why? What does he mean? The Washington Post’s Travis M. Andrews decided to find out. And so he set out on a journey through Goldblum's career, talking to directors like Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, colleagues like Harry Shearer and Billy Crudup, and pop culture experts like Chuck Klosterman and Sean Fennessey, to get to the bottom of this whole Goldblum thing. And then he took what he learned and he wrote this book, which is titled Because He’s Jeff Goldblum and is the best thing written since The Brothers Karamazov and slightly easier to follow. But you should already know that. In this new semi-biography, semi-rumination, and semi-ridiculous look at the career of Goldblum, Andrews takes you behind the scenes of his iconic movies, explores the shifting nature of fame in the twenty-first century, and spends far too much time converting Goldblum’s name into various forms of speech. Want to hear how Goldblum saved a script supervisor from an amorous baboon? Or what he would write on the mirror after taking showers when he was a teenager? How about his feelings on various brands of throat lozenges? (That one could be an entire book unto itself.) Then this is the book for you! I laughed my butt off reading this book - Jeff Goldblum is one of my favourite character actors whose lines I repeat on a ridiculous basis ("Mommy's very angry" - Jurassic Park is aimed at my cats on a daily basis. I also love: "oooh, aaaah, that's how it starts and then later there is running and then screaming!") The book is quirky, but then again, so is Jeff. - this is book is written by the kind of author that can make you laugh out loud at the book being touted as better than than "The Brothers Karamazov and slightly easier to follow". (If Mr. Andrew didn't write that, whoever at the publishing house wrote that deserves a HUGE RAISE!) The book is FUN to read: and a must for every fan of cinema - I am so happy to have been able to read it six months before its release. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🎬🎥🎬🎥🎬

  3. 5 out of 5

    Arlen

    Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. There, I've saved you the time from reading this book. Although.... the author did get me to watch a Jeff Goldblum movie of which I wasn't aware: 2008's "Adam Resurrected." The author did what he could with what he had to work with, which in essence is a self-proclaimed unauthorized biography of a really nice guy. Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. Jeff Goldblum is a nice guy. There, I've saved you the time from reading this book. Although.... the author did get me to watch a Jeff Goldblum movie of which I wasn't aware: 2008's "Adam Resurrected." The author did what he could with what he had to work with, which in essence is a self-proclaimed unauthorized biography of a really nice guy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michael Mims

    I flew through this book. Very fun read. I enjoy Goldblum but am not a mega fan or anything like that — but this book grabbed me because it featured lots of interesting discussion about broader topics like the emergence of internet culture, the Hollywood industry, etc. And it features great artwork! This book would make a great gift for Goldblum fans and even non-fans, because it’s a fun conversation piece, and an enjoyable read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kyle

    I'm a big Law & Order fan, and I always enjoyed Goldblum's brief but inspiring turn on L&O Criminal Intent. Oh, and Ian Malcolm. That said, I think we forget how actors can worm so weirdly into the nooks and crannies of population culture, and Andrews has done an excellent job tracking the actor's path from character-actor to beloved Character. The book makes clear Goldblum has always followed his own bizarre bent compass, and Andrews channels the outré main subject in the book's unconventional I'm a big Law & Order fan, and I always enjoyed Goldblum's brief but inspiring turn on L&O Criminal Intent. Oh, and Ian Malcolm. That said, I think we forget how actors can worm so weirdly into the nooks and crannies of population culture, and Andrews has done an excellent job tracking the actor's path from character-actor to beloved Character. The book makes clear Goldblum has always followed his own bizarre bent compass, and Andrews channels the outré main subject in the book's unconventional structure. The book breaks rules and takes chances, relying on cleaver bits and odd digressions and zig-zagging scene detours and Gatling gun pun delivery, the book reflects Goldbum's own playful path. It reminds me of how the great Nick Tosches wrote his seminal "Country" interjecting weird scenes between the chapters, which reflected country music's general disdain for rules. Pop culture buffs will enjoy Andrews' account of the actor's career. Fans of inventive writing will love Andrews' bold decisions on the page.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Dutton - Plume in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I loved every page of this biography and the humor Jeff has during the interviews with Travis and I don't think there was any point to the book where I was not laughing hysterically. I remember Jeff vividly with his role in the Jurassic Park films and the apple and apartments.com commercials and knew he played Jazz music but kno This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Dutton - Plume in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I loved every page of this biography and the humor Jeff has during the interviews with Travis and I don't think there was any point to the book where I was not laughing hysterically. I remember Jeff vividly with his role in the Jurassic Park films and the apple and apartments.com commercials and knew he played Jazz music but knowing what inspired him to go through all of these outlets was so inspiring that I was amazed the entire book. This would be a great book to use for a project, even though it is not an autobiography due to Travis's credibility with the Washington Post and his new found relationship he discovered with Jeff himself. We will consider adding this title to our Biography collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dylan Miller

    This book is an absolute treat and a whirlwind of a read! I too am one of the people who've constantly questioned (but fully accepted) the being that is Jeff Goldblum and why he has become so popular and meme-able, and Andrews doesn't shy away from the absurdity of it all. While an official biography would surely be just as enjoyable, albeit probably for different reasons, this unofficial glance into who Jeff Goldblum is and the fact that he's ingrained into the world's consciousness is laugh-ou This book is an absolute treat and a whirlwind of a read! I too am one of the people who've constantly questioned (but fully accepted) the being that is Jeff Goldblum and why he has become so popular and meme-able, and Andrews doesn't shy away from the absurdity of it all. While an official biography would surely be just as enjoyable, albeit probably for different reasons, this unofficial glance into who Jeff Goldblum is and the fact that he's ingrained into the world's consciousness is laugh-out-loud hilarious. It was the absolute remedy I needed among heavier books and a very heavy year.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Maoria

    So much fun! I found myself laughing out loud at times. I really appreciate the approach taken by the author on a biography about Jeff Goldblum: It's fun and funky - just like Jeff! I also took the bait and emailed the author a haiku. I think it would have been a great beach read. Might get a copy for my dad for Father's Day, too... So much fun! I found myself laughing out loud at times. I really appreciate the approach taken by the author on a biography about Jeff Goldblum: It's fun and funky - just like Jeff! I also took the bait and emailed the author a haiku. I think it would have been a great beach read. Might get a copy for my dad for Father's Day, too...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Jeff Goldblum is reverent, well-read, kind and compassionate actor with over forty years in the business. This showcases his likability, staying power and why he's a class act. Jeff Goldblum is reverent, well-read, kind and compassionate actor with over forty years in the business. This showcases his likability, staying power and why he's a class act.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    Hysterical, rivetting, and inventive!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hank Stuever

    From my Post colleague Travis Andrews, a fabulous, imaginative (interludariffic!) argument that the write-around (journalism's term for a story where you have to write around the subject, because you can't get direct access to them) is not at all a losing proposition. In fact, in the right hands, it can take on a dreamlike, deeper, funnier, more obsessively analytic quality -- sometimes better than a long series of one-on-one interviews. "Because He's Jeff Goldblum" is a complete consideration o From my Post colleague Travis Andrews, a fabulous, imaginative (interludariffic!) argument that the write-around (journalism's term for a story where you have to write around the subject, because you can't get direct access to them) is not at all a losing proposition. In fact, in the right hands, it can take on a dreamlike, deeper, funnier, more obsessively analytic quality -- sometimes better than a long series of one-on-one interviews. "Because He's Jeff Goldblum" is a complete consideration of Goldblum, both professionally and existentially. Goldblum should be intensely flattered.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rho

    The Man, The Myth, The Meme—this book was absolutely delightful and a must read for any Goldblum-file. I also really enjoyed the author’s writing style, it felt like talking/listening to a friend. Also, if you do read this book do yourself a favor write the haiku and email it—totally worth it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Marnie

    Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure and this is a lovely homage to his life and influence. It appears he actually is a genuine and wonderful as he presents. Some of the Interludes were giving off major "word count vibes" but overall, it was a witty delight. 8 out of 10 Goldblums. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book to review Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure and this is a lovely homage to his life and influence. It appears he actually is a genuine and wonderful as he presents. Some of the Interludes were giving off major "word count vibes" but overall, it was a witty delight. 8 out of 10 Goldblums. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book to review

  14. 5 out of 5

    DebbieG

    Did not finish. This is fan worship at it's most annoying. Did not finish. This is fan worship at it's most annoying.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anne Morgan

    This was a highly researched, serious and yet tongue-in-cheek biography of Jeff Goldblum. A bit repetitive sometimes, but a fast read and entertaining. Andrews walks you through Goldblum movies or shows you might not have heard of, skips quickly past the mega-hits that everyone knows, and gives the reader some of the more esoteric factoids about the actor’s life or projects. Fun for Goldblum fans. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mallory

    This book was so disappointing. According to the author, Jeff Goldblum never agreed to an interview with him - therefore, this is an unauthorized bio. Mr. Goldblum, that was probably one of the best decisions you ever made! It's true - there's info about Jeff Goldblum in this book, but it's swallowed up by tons of boring experiences/interests/junk about the author's life. It's not funny, and it's not worth it. This book was so disappointing. According to the author, Jeff Goldblum never agreed to an interview with him - therefore, this is an unauthorized bio. Mr. Goldblum, that was probably one of the best decisions you ever made! It's true - there's info about Jeff Goldblum in this book, but it's swallowed up by tons of boring experiences/interests/junk about the author's life. It's not funny, and it's not worth it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    R.

    I love movies, pop culture, and "behind the scenes" books. I get that a quirky, offbeat subject like Jeff Goldblum might merit a quirky, offbeat biography. But a person who says they're going to tell you about a famous person, then constantly inserts themselves into the story, both the main text and the (mostly superfluous) footnotes, ultimately comes across as extremely insecure or enormously egotistical. Either way, they become a bore. To paraphrase a line from a Jurassic Park movie in which M I love movies, pop culture, and "behind the scenes" books. I get that a quirky, offbeat subject like Jeff Goldblum might merit a quirky, offbeat biography. But a person who says they're going to tell you about a famous person, then constantly inserts themselves into the story, both the main text and the (mostly superfluous) footnotes, ultimately comes across as extremely insecure or enormously egotistical. Either way, they become a bore. To paraphrase a line from a Jurassic Park movie in which Mr. Goldblum did *not* appear: "It just seemed like the [author] was high on himself."

  18. 5 out of 5

    Helena

    I had to stop about a third of the way in. Some of the info was interesting, but I just couldn't take the writing style anymore. I had to stop about a third of the way in. Some of the info was interesting, but I just couldn't take the writing style anymore.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heisenberg

    Andrews does a masterful job of delving into the strange world and mind of Jeff Goldblum. The writing is concise, conversational and descriptive. Wonderful read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Janet Graham

    I Only Read 65 Pages and Quit I suggest that you don't even read that unless you just want to know the author's opinion of all things Goldblum. It got tiring listening to the author compare himself to Jeff Goldblum. If there were any comparison at all, he would not be writing a biography about another fella. More so, the reader does not care a bit about the author and it does not make the reading more palatable or humorous. He goes into a detailed description of Goldblum's part in the original De I Only Read 65 Pages and Quit I suggest that you don't even read that unless you just want to know the author's opinion of all things Goldblum. It got tiring listening to the author compare himself to Jeff Goldblum. If there were any comparison at all, he would not be writing a biography about another fella. More so, the reader does not care a bit about the author and it does not make the reading more palatable or humorous. He goes into a detailed description of Goldblum's part in the original Death Wish. Now, that is a movie I have never seen because of its violence, The author, graphicly describes the scene which I have avoided for over 40 years in such a fashion that I will read no more of the book. He 'tactfully' won't use whatever vulgar expression the character used, but he paints a scene of such violence against women that I will read no further in the book. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I never thought I would need a biography about Jeff Goldblum until I read a biography about Jeff Goldblum. He certainly lives an interesting life and his characters are always memorable, no matter the role. From one fan to another, thank you to the author. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Molly Franz

    Exactly what I was looking for - laugh out loud! Don't skip the footnotes. I gotta watch more of these Goldblum movies I haven't heard of before this book. Like, what even is Vibes? Exactly what I was looking for - laugh out loud! Don't skip the footnotes. I gotta watch more of these Goldblum movies I haven't heard of before this book. Like, what even is Vibes?

  23. 5 out of 5

    June

    This book was a nice break from some of the more serious reading I've been doing. I'm not the world's biggest Jeff Goldblum fan, but he's led an interesting life, and the author manages to draw in many pop culture factoids that made me bookmark things to check out later. Since it is an authorized biography of a living person who doesn't take himself too seriously, the overall tone is pretty lighthearted and wholesome. As the author himself explains the premise for the book: "ME: I just don’t get This book was a nice break from some of the more serious reading I've been doing. I'm not the world's biggest Jeff Goldblum fan, but he's led an interesting life, and the author manages to draw in many pop culture factoids that made me bookmark things to check out later. Since it is an authorized biography of a living person who doesn't take himself too seriously, the overall tone is pretty lighthearted and wholesome. As the author himself explains the premise for the book: "ME: I just don’t get it. Why are people so nuts for Jeff Goldblum? "MORE INFORMED PERSON: Because he’s Jeff Goldblum! "Understanding this was the correct answer, but still unsatisfied with it and vaguely bored, I decided it’d be fun to figure out why Goldblum is so universally famous, so beloved, and so devoid of controversy, scandal, and haters." What follows is a kind of how-to guide to making friends and influencing people, celebrity style. Students of the social sciences may be just as interested in the results as diehard Goldblum fans will be. Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to review a digital ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jake Mitchell

    The “unauthorized biography” continues to be the worst subgenre of literature. While a lot of “unauthorized biographies”, like that one on Nick Saban, are just an author going “hey remember this? isn’t this guy a jerk?”, this book is just 320 pages of “hey remember this? isn’t Goldblum wacky and fun?”. There’s nothing interesting or revealing here. You learn absolutely nothing new. The writing is lazy, which makes sense when you learn the author covers “internet culture” for the Washington Post The “unauthorized biography” continues to be the worst subgenre of literature. While a lot of “unauthorized biographies”, like that one on Nick Saban, are just an author going “hey remember this? isn’t this guy a jerk?”, this book is just 320 pages of “hey remember this? isn’t Goldblum wacky and fun?”. There’s nothing interesting or revealing here. You learn absolutely nothing new. The writing is lazy, which makes sense when you learn the author covers “internet culture” for the Washington Post and has, in the last few months, written pieces like “Seven TikTok accounts you should be following for a quick shot of joy”, “Can astrology make sense of cryptocurrency?”, and “Adam Sandler keeps reminding us that he’s just a normal guy”. This book is just as empty and creatively bankrupt as those old Buzzfeed lists. This disappointment did inspire me to look for interesting Goldblum books, though. Excited to read The Goldblum Variations, which looks to be creative and weird examination of a creative and weird guy.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Carole

    I started to say “I loved this book” but realized I needed to say “I love Jeff Goldblum”! The author never had a personal minute with actor/jazz pianist Goldblum but he interviewed hundred of people who did, and he read countless articles, columns, and interviews about or with Goldblum. He also watched virtually every movie, TV show, and bit of advertising featuring Goldblum. The resulting book is a terrific point of entry to getting to know Goldblum in depth. So after all I’ll say in closing “I I started to say “I loved this book” but realized I needed to say “I love Jeff Goldblum”! The author never had a personal minute with actor/jazz pianist Goldblum but he interviewed hundred of people who did, and he read countless articles, columns, and interviews about or with Goldblum. He also watched virtually every movie, TV show, and bit of advertising featuring Goldblum. The resulting book is a terrific point of entry to getting to know Goldblum in depth. So after all I’ll say in closing “I loved this book!” Both the biography and its subject are fascinating and entirely original. I recommend it!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Meridee Thompson

    Don't waste your money. Author is obsessed with Goldblum but actual good Goldblum tales are few and far between. It's more about the author intrepreting what he has said and heard about Goldblum. If you are into the music/movie biz so much that you can remember all of the directors (I never even register a name here) or other bits of parts from other not too recognizable stars...then you might get something out of it. Basically, save your money. Big disappointment. Not even funny. Couldn't even f Don't waste your money. Author is obsessed with Goldblum but actual good Goldblum tales are few and far between. It's more about the author intrepreting what he has said and heard about Goldblum. If you are into the music/movie biz so much that you can remember all of the directors (I never even register a name here) or other bits of parts from other not too recognizable stars...then you might get something out of it. Basically, save your money. Big disappointment. Not even funny. Couldn't even finish it.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Madison

    I have always loved Jeff Goldblum and this book was such a delight to read. I loved learning about one of my favorite actors. Also, super exciting to know that other people like Jeff just as much as I do. I took this opportunity to watch some of his older lesser known films and just watch him grow up on screen over the years. I think my favorite so far is Earth Girls are Easy and Transylvania 5-6000, with obviously Jurassic Park as my favorite character ever, Ian Malcolm. Can't wait to watch mor I have always loved Jeff Goldblum and this book was such a delight to read. I loved learning about one of my favorite actors. Also, super exciting to know that other people like Jeff just as much as I do. I took this opportunity to watch some of his older lesser known films and just watch him grow up on screen over the years. I think my favorite so far is Earth Girls are Easy and Transylvania 5-6000, with obviously Jurassic Park as my favorite character ever, Ian Malcolm. Can't wait to watch more of his films!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jon Barr

    Very fun look at the unique life of a unique man. The author is a journalist for the Washington Post and this reads more like a long feature than a biography.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I love Jeff Goldblum. Glad to see that someone has taken the time to pay some homage and show some love.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Jeff Goldblum is my favorite actor, so I was super excited to read this book. I did not like the writing style of the author at all.

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