Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs

Keynote Speaker: New York Times Best-Selling Author of "The Tourists" & "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace"

Jeff Hobbs Biography

Jeff Hobbs grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He attended Yale University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. While attending Yale, he won the Meeker Prize and the Gardner Millett Award. After graduation, Hobbs spent three years working as the Executive Director for the African Rainforest Conservancy.

In 2014, Hobbs published his first work of nonfiction titled The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, which was a New York Times bestseller, Amazon’s #4 Best Book of the Year, and a Notable Book of the Year selection by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. In this tragic and compelling true story, Hobbs documents the life of his brilliant college roommate and friend who, years after graduating from Yale, was violently murdered. It is a story that encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love.

In his newest book, Show Them You’re Good: A Portrait of Boys In the City Of Angels Before the College Years, Hobbs recounts the true stories of four Los Angeles high school boys during their senior year as they apply to college. The boys come from vastly different backgrounds and resources and Hobbs’ writing deftly captures the challenges and triumphs of being a young person confronting the future—both their own and the cultures in which they live—in contemporary America. Hobbs’ portrayal of these young men is revelatory and relevant and destined to ignite conversations about class, race, expectations, cultural divides, and even the concept of fate.

Hobbs is also the author of national bestseller The Tourists published in 2007. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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Jeff Hobbs Videos

Beyond The Words: A moment with author Jeff Hobbs
Jeff Hobbs on The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Jeff Hobbs: What Are You Reading?

How to book Jeff Hobbs?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Hobbs for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jeff Hobbs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeff Hobbs or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Jeff Hobbs?

Booking fees for Jeff Hobbs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeff Hobbs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jeff Hobbs?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Hobbs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Hobbs for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeff Hobbs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeff Hobbs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jeff Hobbs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Creativity and Writing. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeff Hobbs for virtual events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Jeff Hobbs generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lois Lowry, Thi Bui and Emily Ruskovich. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Hobbs for an upcoming event.

Jeff Hobbs Videos

Beyond The Words: A moment with author Jeff Hobbs
Jeff Hobbs on The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Jeff Hobbs: What Are You Reading?

Jeff Hobbs Reviews

  • Harding Academy - Nov 27 2018

How to book Jeff Hobbs?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Hobbs for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jeff Hobbs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeff Hobbs or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Jeff Hobbs?

Booking fees for Jeff Hobbs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeff Hobbs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jeff Hobbs?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Hobbs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Hobbs for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeff Hobbs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeff Hobbs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jeff Hobbs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Creativity and Writing. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeff Hobbs for virtual events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Jeff Hobbs generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lois Lowry, Thi Bui and Emily Ruskovich. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Hobbs for an upcoming event.

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