One more thing: stories and other stories

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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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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-27 06:12:01AM
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Fischer, Jenna, 1974-
Kaling, Mindy,
Kaling, Mindy.
Moore, Julianne,
Moore, Julianne.
Mulligan, Carey, 1985-
Novak, B. J., 1979-
Perry, Katy,
Perry, Katy.
Schwartzman, Jason, 1980-
Thompson, Emma,
Thompson, Emma.
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Wilson, Rainn, 1968-
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Moore, Julianne,narrator.
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Novak, B. J.,1979-All you have to do.
Novak, B. J.,1979-Ambulance driver.
Novak, B. J.,1979-Dark matter.
Novak, B. J.,1979-Girl who gave great advice.
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Novak, B. J.,1979-No one goes to heaven to see Dan Fogelberg.
Novak, B. J.,1979-Rematch.
Novak, B. J.,1979-Romance, chapter one.
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