Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek will release an autobiography titled The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life this summer.
Set to be released by Simon & Schuster on Jul. 21, 2020 (one day before his 80th birthday), the book will feature the much-loved television personality’s thoughts on topics including parenting, marriage, success and spirituality.
It will also address fun questions he often gets asked by fans of Jeopardy! -- which he has been hosting for more than 25 years -- like why he saved his moustache and what he thinks about Will Ferrell’s impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live.
According to a press release about the project, Trebek had “resisted countless appeals” to write a book in the past, but was so moved by well-wishes following last year’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis that he felt “compelled” to share his story.
“I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he stated in the media release.
Sean Manning, executive editor at Simon & Schuster, added the book is "charming and inspiring."
“Today, when there is so much uncertainty and turmoil in the world, Alex Trebek is a beacon of stability and positivity,” Manning said. “This wise, charming and inspiring book is further evidence why he has long been considered one most beloved and respected figures in entertainment.”