Andrews’ first book examines the life and work of the irresistible Goldblum with a light touch and a sardonic sense of humor. While not an authorized biography, since the actor didn’t consent to be interviewed, the book makes good use of interviews with Goldblum’s friends and associates, along with the many articles that have been published about him. The result is hardly a tell-all...but it does follow him faithfully ... Side trips into an imaginary interview, a selection of Goldblum haikus to which the reader is invited to contribute, and a short play that imagines a 17-year-old Goldblum interacting with a 67-year-old one add to the fun.
Andrews’s...enthusiasm...can be distracting. In addition to overemphasizing the word Goldblumy and reveling in his own puns, he breaks to ask readers to send him haiku about Goldblum ... Goldblum fans will appreciate this glowing portrait that also analyzes the actor’s appeal.
Andrew's chatty approach...doesn’t ever quite pinpoint why Goldblum is a perennial cult favorite, though he never misses a chance to remind the reader he’s wonderful. Those similarly smitten with Goldblum will surely appreciate this lark, but readers looking for a traditional biography or consideration of the actor can safely take a pass.