Stories and Other Stories
On Sale: February 4, 2014
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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 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 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
just that 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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