7 Bookish Questions for Ridgefield Author Blaine Langberg

Ridgefield’s Blaine Langberg celebrated the release of his first novel, Journey of a JuBu, in March. The novel, described as “Seinfeld meets The Celestine Prophecy,” is a middle-aged man’s spiritual journey, wrapped in a meta-fictional package and sprinkled with generous dose of pop-culture references. The book is available for purchase here.

In addition to writing, Langberg is an orthodontist who enjoys spending time with his family.

What is the first book you remember loving?

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

What is a book that inspired you to be a writer?

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

What was the first thing you remember writing?

Letters to my family when I was homesick at sleep away camp.

What book did you read in school that you did not fully appreciate until later?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

What book would you make required reading in school? 

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, M.D.

What's the last great book you read?

Fiction: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach 

Nonfiction: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

What would you call a "great American novel"?

On The Road by Jack Kerouac


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