One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
- Publish Date: 2015-02-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: B. J. Novak
New York TimesÂ Bestseller
A startlingly original debut from the actor, writer, director, and executive producer hailed as âa gifted observer of the human condition and a very funny writer capable of winning that rare thing: unselfconscious, insuppressible laughterâ (The Washington Post).
A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakesâonly to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbinsâturning 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.Â 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 . . .Â down.
Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake,Â One More ThingÂ 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.