JJJ Book Club: Ken Baumann Can't Choose A Favorite!

JJJ Book Club: Ken Baumann Can't Choose A Favorite!

It’s hard to choose just one favorite book — JJJ Book Club has tons — and it looks like Ken Baumann does too.

The 22-year-old Secret Life of the American Teenager actor AND author wrote into the club to tell us just why he can’t choose a favorite. Check it out:

What is your favorite book and why?
I can’t offer up just one favorite. No, seriously; every time I try to type just one the spirits of literature all rise up and swirl around me and it’s really uncomfortable. Some of my favorite books are “The Passion According to G.H.” by Clarice Lispector, “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut, “Human Smoke” by Nicholson Baker, “How It Is” by Samuel Beckett, “There Is No Year” by Blake Butler, and lastly… the two books I’ve had the pleasure to publish: “The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney” by Christopher Higgs, and “The Angel in The Dream of Our Hangover: Aphorisms” by Mark Leidner.

What’s the first book you remember reading?
The Berenstein Bears and the Big Road Race“, probably.

Do you judge the book by its cover?
Absolutely! Something beautiful is something beautiful.

How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
There are examples like The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, that totally salvage all the bad adaptations that have been made, but I like it when films try to tell an original story. That said: I’m also happy when a book finds a bigger audience because of its filmic brother/sister/weird nephew.

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