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    DescriptionA boy wins $100,000 in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare. We learn why wearing a red T-shirt 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, from the deeply familiar to the intoxicatingly imaginative, One More Thing finds its heart in the most human of phenomena: love, fear, family, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might make a person complete. The stories in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humour, deep heart, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.


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    Title
    One More Thing
    Subtitle
    Stories and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) B. J. Novak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408705278
    ISBN 10: 1408705273
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB, WH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: WH, FBA, FYB
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    17 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    B. J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director and executive producer. He is also recognized for his stand-up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Disney's upcoming Saving Mr Banks. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.
    Review quote
    Playful and inventive ... One More Thing is a special read Shortlist A teller of funny, skew-whiff tales ... Novak has, like, totally been compared to David Sedaris and Woody Allen, which is insane but also kinda true New Statesman Lively, sweet-natured ... Novak is best when he reaches beyond a punchline... My favourite piece, 'Dark Matter'... feels profound Sunday Telegraph One More Thing is very funny ... Novak adds emotional depth to some well-crafted, often explosive pay-offs Financial Times Remarkably good. There's a wildly eclectic range on display, from personal meditations to flights of absurdist whimsy Guardian Brilliant surreal stories, full of unexpected twists and turns The List Everyone knew that B.J. Novak was smart and sexy, but funny, too!? Wow, screw that guy. I haven't laughed at words this hard since I read -- Joshua Ferris author of The Unnamed and Then We Came to the End ONE MORE THING is a funny and inventive debut collection, infused with a deadpan absurdist wit reminiscent of Woody Allen and Ian Frazier. B.J. Novak's stories are sly and playful, but they can pack a real emotional wallop -- Tom Perrotta, author of Nine Inches Dark and hilarious, like the fudge Grandma used to make during her 'special' period. Deliciously funny! -- Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts and The Stench of Honolulu A funny writer with a great ear, but also a genuine storyteller with an observant eye and finely tuned emotional radar -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times