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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories - B.J. Novak
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
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B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction.A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming... show more
B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction.A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook.  Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that just might make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351836 (0385351836)
ASIN: 385351836
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
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Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
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My book club chose BJ Novak’s book, “One More Thing”. I wasn’t able to attend the meeting where the books were chosen, but my guess is it was chosen because Novak was an actor in the American “The Office”, a pretty funny show (at least the episodes I’ve caught).However…There was a big problem as I…a...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
3.0 Somewhat Less May be More
When I was perhaps 75% of the way through this audiobook, I was enjoying it enough that I was on my way to giving it four stars. However, as I got closer to the end, I hit sections that seemed like filler and sometimes just Novak being a little too cutesy--like when you reach a point where you migh...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it
4.0 One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
I very much enjoyed this funny, clever, and interesting collection of short (some VERY short) stories. Novak has a somewhat specific sense of humor, so it's not completely surprising to me to see that some readers are not "getting" the collection - the humor is sly, and sometimes on the edge of cutt...
The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it
2.0
To be honest, I only got curious as to what this book will deliver because it's B.J. Novak. I adored him in The Office and Saving Mr. Banks which led me to actually reading his book. This book contained different stories. Some connected. Most are not. Some pretty long. Some really short. But if you'...
Brian's Thought Goop
Brian's Thought Goop rated it
4.0 Is That You, Woody?
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Stories flowed from one to another, tight little gems ranging from the maudlin to the absurd. Mostly absurd. Novak understands the idea of saying one thing and only thing in a single short story. He sets it up, knocks it down, and then it's off to...
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