Orthodontist by day, author and stand-up comedian by night, Blaine Langberg announces the release of his new award-winning novel, Journey of a JuBu. Blaine describes his book as “part pilgrimage, part romp, a blend of spiritual humor and meta-fiction…it’s Seinfeld meets The Celestine Prophecy.” The Ridgefield Library will host a virtual book launch via Zoom on Tuesday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with Books on the Common (https://booksonthecommon.com/).
A Harvard-trained orthodontist, Blaine and his wife have been Ridgefield residents for 17 years, where they’re raising three daughters. Many locals know him through his practice in town, but may not have realized Blaine spent his nights, for the last seven years, writing Journey of a JuBu. He compares writing his bookto a therapy of sorts and fun outlet, a way to communicate thoughts via his narrator and alter ego, Jacob Silverstein. The book is loosely based on Blaine’s own experience as it explores a ‘neurotic Jewish dentist trying to find his spiritual footing.’ He found that peers at Westport Writers’ Workshop connected to his work, encouraging him publish. Enter Journey of a JuBu. Blaine likens his book release to his risky hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, but is thrilled about its availability to the Ridgefield community and beyond.
Since its recent release, Jubu has earned both rave reviews and notable awards: it was the American Fiction Awards winner of both the “Visionary” and “Humor/Comedy/Satire” categories; earned a Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review (https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/journey-of-a-jubu); was a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards in the “Spirituality” category; and won Best Alternative Book Cover (June) from Aternative-Read.com.
For more information regarding Journey of a JuBu or to contact Blaine Langberg, visit journeyofajubu.com or follow him on his author page on Facebook.