Snooki wrote her first novel A Shore Thing last year. Following news that she has now signed a second book deal, Cooper has offered a dramatic reading of her debut work.
"I've made fun of Snooki's writing before, this is true, but now that she has another book coming, I think it's time to reassess," the host of Anderson Cooper 360 quips. Then, he treats viewers to excerpts from A Shore Thing as Snooki's characters get ready for a night on the town and dance their cares away in a club.
Cooper isn't the only person who's performed an unlikely literary reading on television. Fans of the Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Channel 4 may remember Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen's dramatic performances of autobiographies by celebrities Jade Goody and Kerry Katona. McKellen somehow manages to make their daily lives sound utterly captivating - perhaps it's down to his distinctive voice.
Watch Sir Ian McKellen reading from Jade Goody's autobiography below (Extract starts 37 seconds in, clip contains strong language from the outset):