His new novel is How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love.
Recently I asked Baker about what he was reading. His reply:
I have a reading list normally as eclectic as the collection of randomness (drum set, sports gear, earthquake kit) in my garage. And my current list conforms to this trend.Visit Ken Baker's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
I am reading the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers. I’ve been a fan of Dave’s work going back to A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. His latest book is scary in how spot-on he is about how we are living the Big Brother future in the present! All you Facebookers must read this book before you next “like” anything.
I’m also reading a nice little paperback that was given to me as a gift titled, How to Read a Novelist, a collection of conversations with some of the world’s most accomplished contemporary novelists. The author, John Freeman, writes, “I have always felt there is something electrifying about meeting novelists.” I couldn’t agree more – and I’m not talking about myself! But I really feel that, as someone whose day job is to interview movie, TV and music stars, authors are true celebrities to me.
And, being a YA writer, I like to have regular contact with the genre as a reader, and as such I am just getting into the classic A Wrinkle in Time. The heroine is someone I can relate to because she feels very much alone in the world, a state of being that defines a lot of my young adulthood. And the prose is beautifully simple and descriptive and the story so imaginative.