At just 18, Lucky Blue Smith has already earned himself not just millions of followers, but a full range of professions, from actor to drummer to model with a cult following. All that’s proven enough material for him to add author to that glut of gigs with the publication of Stay Golden, a new book out with Random House that recaps his life in 22 chapters, ranging from “Just a Punk Kid” to “GQ Cover.” (“It is very time-consuming,” Smith said of his first publishing experience.) Here, the Utah-born teen shares what else he’s been up to with his culture diet.
First thing you read in the morning: I usually read texts or emails or get on Instagram.
Books on your bedside table right now: I have a coffee table book about surfing and one about muscle cars.
Favorite authors: My dad [Dallon G. Smith, who cowrote Stay Golden].
The TV shows keeping you up at night: “The Office.” If I am home, I usually have it on in the background. It’s funny and classic.
Last movie you saw in theaters: Don’t Breathe. It’s super suspenseful.
Last piece of art you bought, or ogled: I like old movie posters. I have Giant with James Dean, but it’s in a foreign language — it’s really cool. I also have one of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
Last museum exhibition that you loved: I went to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm with my mom. It has an amazing old wooden ship.
Items you’re most looking forward to wearing this winter: Turtlenecks and cool jackets.
Favorite place to shop: I like vintage shopping because you can find one-of-a-kind things.
Last song you had on repeat: “Contract on the World Love Jam” by Public Enemy.
Last concert you saw live: James Blake.
How you get your news: Twitter, mostly.
Favorite Instagrams to follow: My mom, my sisters, photographers, and people I have worked with. Also @archidesignhome. It has cool structures and buildings.
Snapchat or Instagram stories? Instagram stories. I don’t have Snapchat.
Advice to aspiring authors: Write every day, write about what you know, and keep little notes of things along the way.
Last thing you do before you go to bed: Check my phone.