How It Began

The Upside of Hunger is a true tale about a dear friend. I met Adam Baumann in 2011, while vacationing in Costa Rica. He and his wife were staying in the Villa next door, and soon we’d introduced ourselves and made plans to dine together. After hearing some of his stories over dinner that evening, I was hooked. From that night, the book was in my head, wanting to be put on paper. It took me a couple of years to get up the courage to start. Since then, Adam and I have collaborated through 400 and some odd recorded interviews, 2,000+ pages of transcribed notes, and seven drafts of a novel based on the events of his life.

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A glimpse into the personal albums of Adam Baumann. Click a photo to enlarge.

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