One More Thing - B. J. Novak

One More Thing

By B. J. Novak

  • Release Date: 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Short Stories
One More Thing book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 469 Ratings)

One More Thing B. J. Novak Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

New York Times Bestseller

A startlingly original debut from the actor, writer, director, and executive producer hailed as “a gifted observer of the human condition and a very funny writer capable of winning that rare thing: unselfconscious, insuppressible laughter” (The Washington Post).

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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User reviews about this book

  • Not funny

    By Stoffel311
    I got halfway through the book and couldn’t take it anymore. It was comparable to watching “Movie 43”. It’s a collection of short, absurd stories that make no sense. And they’re not humorous.
  • Wonderful

    By Mason...
    An absolutely beautiful collection of words on paper. Thank you.
  • Absolutely wonderful

    By nimss
    I've read 10 of the short stories so far, which is maybe 1/5th of the book if not less, and I couldn't help but stop to write this review. Please do yourself a favor and read it. It's incredibly fun and smart. Can't wait to finish it!
  • funny..nice!!!

    By Taylorjuli5
    making someone laugh is a very great put a smile on someone's face is actually a good thingg...this book does the same ::)) Loved it ! :))
  • Nice

    By mobdeep
    Funny, witty, thoughtful, and imaginative little stories. Some made me laugh out loud, some made me smile, and a few were sweet. This reminds me of why I liked "The Office" ; BJ is able to connect to all of the important emotions.
  • Fun book

    By Karen33123
    I really enjoyed reading this collection of stories!! Some of the stories had an unexpected twist, some made me really think after and some made me laugh out loud. I look forward to more from BJ Novak!! Great book for traveling.
  • Book Review

    By datwunboyfrumdowndastreet
    One of the best ever.

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