Why am I, Tobin Mitnick, doing this now?
I’m an actor, writer, comedian, and naturalist. I make tree content, and sometimes other comedy stuff, on instagram and TikTok under the handle @jewslovetrees. That’s the world we live in. I have about a half million followers (“500k+” as the kids say) across the social platforms for doing this, but I wanted to get back to regular writing, especially regular writing about trees.
There are lots of things to say about trees and my life that don’t work with video or image-based posts, so I liked how a newsletter felt.
I can also be a blowhard or an idiot, and I love this platform for that.
In all honesty, I think the connections between the natural world, comedy, jewishness, and the other things I often think about will do better in this format. I also wrote a book that will be published on April 11, 2023 called “Must Love Trees: An Unconventional Guide.” You can pre-order it here:
In short, I’m hoping that the more writing I do about things I love and know about, the more I’ll be able to figure out where to go from here. Things for coming along for the ride!
The Newsletter is currently broken into three main parts: Trees Past, Trees Present, and Trees Future, which I imagine gives me a lot of leeway. I’ll also post one out-of-context sentence from my book in the hopes that you’ll buy it. There’ll also be one of those “Things I’m reading and thinking about” sections at the end, with contact info.