One more thing

One more thing B. J. Novak


One more thing

Stories and other stories

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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on 10/8/15

O motivo que fará muitos começarem a ler este livro – ou descobrirem a sua existência - será provavelmente o fato de que o autor é roteirista e ator do seriado The Office. Comigo não foi diferente. É uma coletânea de contos sobre a vida moderna basicamente, recheada com muita cultura pop. Alguns desses contos são memoráveis (The Man Who Invented the Calendar, Sophia, Kellogs, Quantum Nonlocality and the Death of Elvis Presley), outros totalmente inúteis (The Comedy Central Roast of ... leia mais


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