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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804164738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804164733
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Starred Review* Novak’s high-concept, hilarious, and disarmingly commiserative fiction debut stems from his stand-up performances and his Emmy Award–winning work on the comedy series, The Office, as writer, actor, director, and executive producer. Accordingly, his more concise stories come across as brainy comedy bits, while his sustained tales covertly encompass deep emotional and psychological dimensions. An adept zeitgeist miner, Novak excels at topsy-turvy improvisations on a dizzying array of subjects, from Aesop’s fables to tabloid Elvis to our oracular enthrallment to the stock market. A master of cringe, Novak imagines a blind date with a warlord, a Comedy Central TV roast of Nelson Mandela, and a mortifying misunderstanding between mega-best-selling novelist John Grisham and his new editor. Writing with zing and humor in the spirit of Woody Allen and Steve Martin, Novak also ventures into the realm of George Saunders and David Foster Wallace. A boy wins a breakfast-cereal contest and discovers a shocking family secret. A sex robot falls in love. A man reveals the heartbreak behind the universally dreaded math problem about the two trains leaving the stations at different times. Baseline clever and fresh, at best spectacularly perceptive, and always commanding, Novak’s ingeniously ambushing stories of longing, fear, pretension, and confusion reveal the quintessential absurdities and transcendent beauty of our catch-as-catch-can lives. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Novak’s television fame is an instant lure, one that will be pitched far and wide as Novak appears on major talk shows and travels to 20 cities in concert with an immense print and online ad campaign. --Donna Seaman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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B.J. blew me away. He just keeps kicking short fiction in the rear, making it run ahead clutching its ass, and then he runs up and kicks it some more, and the result is one of the most aggressively, insanely awesome debuts in a while -- Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story 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

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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 known for his stand up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks." He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.

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39 of 48 people found the following review helpful By John Lemut VINE VOICE on December 8, 2013
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading B.J. Novak's book of short stories, ONE MORE THING. Actually, I guess I did have certain expectations. I expected a typical collection of a dozen or so short stories. There are more than sixty short stories in ONE MORE THING, ranging from just a few words to about 20 pages long.

And I suppose I also had expectations about the kinds of stories that would be contained in the collection, or about the style of writing. The very first story, "The Rematch," took those expectations and shook them up. It's a sly story about a rematch between the tortoise and the hare. That's all I want to tell you about it.

There is a humorous slant to these stories, but they're not just funny. There's a perspective to them that's creative and unique. They're well written, clever and are exactly as long as they need to be. None of them run out of steam before they are done and, just as importantly, none of them feel like they're ended just to be done with them. (The shortest ones are hit and miss for me, but I don't really have an appreciation for micro-fiction as it is. Perhaps in time.)

I wouldn't say there's a common theme throughout the collection, although some of the stories do relate to each other in subtle, fun ways, and many of them end with a satisfying punch or punch line. I feel like many of these stories began with a musing (some of the musings you, yourself, may have had before, and some you'll wonder why it hadn't ever occurred to you) and were deconstructed in order to be presented in a fresh way.

As I continued reading, I was frequently wowed with the subsequent stories. And then I came to "Kellogg's," a story with a long subtitle about a boy who wins $100,000 from a box of cereal and goes to collect his prize.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 12, 2014
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I'm hesitant to give any specifics because B.J. Novak relies on the element of surprise to carry these pieces. The fun of reading the book is in being unaware of what new ways he will catch you off guard from one story to the next. Many of these pieces are not stories, but more like scenarios. I envy Novak's ability to say "What if ____________", and then come up with a bizarre way of filling in the blank with something we all wish we'd thought of.

Some of the pieces are just a line or two. They appear to be things B.J. Novak said to his friends off the top of his head and then recorded in a notebook for possible future use. For example: "I was sad that summer was over. But I was happy that it was over for my enemies too." The title for that one, The Walk To School On the Day After Labor Day, is almost as long as the piece it introduces.

Short story collections rarely get five stars from me because each story varies so much in quality and subject. Did I love everything in this book? No. There were some that fell flat for me, and some I just didn't get. But I was always eager to read the next one, and the next and the next, just to see where else Novak's nutty mind would take me. I laughed and I gasped and I found myself inspired to think more creatively. And THAT is worth five stars.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 1, 2014
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I'm something of a novice when it comes to short stories. I don't read them very often, and when I do encounter them I often find them unfulfilling and overly literary. I was pleasantly surprised by this collection! While there doesn't seem to be any sort of connecting theme, they are most all very funny and hugely entertaining. Some are two short lines, such as "Kindness Among Cakes" where we learn that carrot cakes have the best icing - because they need it. Surprisingly that was one of my favorite moments.

This collection is certainly unique. We travel from a focus group deciding what to name a roller coaster; is it a Monster, The Monster, or maybe just Life, to a group of friends staging an intervention for a wayward buddy that doesn't go quite according to plan. Even when the stories turn out to be especially poignant, as both of those were, they still contain enough humor that you find yourself reading this book with a smile on your face even as it tugs at your heart.

I enjoyed this collection as I felt the author was able to achieve a literary sensibility without ever taking himself too seriously. He sets out to entertain us with a keenly observant eye on a wide variety of subjects and feelings, and delivers a memorable collection that will keep you turning the pages just to see where he can possibly go next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane M on March 28, 2014
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This collection of short stories is brave, intriguing, outrageous, human and at times, completely bizarre. Also, there's a wonderful feeling of truth and outrageousness that is constant throughout. I love it and it'll definitely be a book I keep going back to over the years. I always knew BJ Novak was crazy intelligent and talented, but I couldn't have predicted how original and amazing this collection has turned out to be. I would have probably purchased it eventually, but after reading the critical praise upon its release, I ordered a copy right away. So glad, too, because I wouldn't want to have deprived myself of these wonderful, weird stories for any longer! I just love this book.
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