One more thing: stories and other stories

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display_description "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 how 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 also 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 that might just 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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table_of_contents "Everyone was singing the same song": the Duke of Earl recalls his trip to America in June of 1962 --, 'Rithmetic --, A good problem to have --, A new Hitler --, All you have to do --, Angel Echeverria, comediante superpopular --, Being young was her thing --, Bingo --, Chris Hansen at the Justin Bieber concert --, Closure --, Confucius at home --, Constructive criticism --, Dark matter --, Discussion questions., Great writers steal --, Heyyyyy, rabbits --, I never want to walk on the moon --, If I had a nickel --, If you love something --, J. C. Audetat, translator of Don Quixote --, Johnny Depp, fate, and the double-decker Hollywood tour bus --, Julie and the warlord --, Just an idea --, Kate Moss --, Kellogg's (or: the last wholesome fantasy of the middle-school boy) --, Kindness among cakes --, MONSTER: the roller coaster --, Marie's stupid boyfriend --, Missed connection: grocery spill at 21st and 6th 2:30 pm on Wednesday --, Never fall in love --, No one goes to heaven to see Dan Fogelberg --, One of these days, we have to do something about Willie --, Pick a lane --, Quantum nonlocality and the death of Elvis Presley --, Regret is just perfectionism plus time --, Romance, chapter one --, Rome --, Sophia --, Strange news --, The Comedy Central roast of Nelson Mandela --, The ambulance driver --, The beautiful girl in the bookstore --, The best thing in the world awards --, The bravest thing I ever did --, The ghost of Mark Twain --, The girl who gave great advice --, The impatient billionaire and the mirror for Earth --, The literalist's love poem --, The man who invented the calendar --, The man who posted pictures of everything he ate --, The man who told us about inflatable women --, The market was down --, The pleasure of being right --, The rematch --, The something by John Grisham --, The vague restaurant critic --, The walk to school on the day after Labor Day --, The world's biggest rip-off --, There is a fine line between why and why not --, They kept driving faster and outran the rain --, Walking on eggshells (or: when I loved Tony Robbins) --, War --, Welcome to Camp Fantastic for gifted teens --, Wikipedia Brown and the case of the missing bicycle --
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title One more thing : stories and other stories
title_alt Short stories.
title_display One more thing : stories and other stories
title_full One More Thing Stories and Other Stories, One more thing : stories and other stories / B. J. Novak
title_short One more thing :
title_sort one more thing stories and other stories
title_sub stories and other stories
topic Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Short Stories, Short stories, American
topic_facet Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Short Stories, Short stories, American