By B.J. Novak
B.J. Novak's One thing more: tales and different Stories is an ceaselessly pleasing, strangely delicate, and startlingly unique debut that indications the coming of an excellent new voice in American fiction.
A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a field of Frosted Flakes—only to find how claiming the winnings may perhaps resolve his kinfolk. a lady units out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for aid to the famed motivator himself. a brand new arrival in Heaven, beaten with concepts, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to go to his grandmother. We additionally meet Sophia, the 1st artificially clever being able to love, who falls for a guy who is probably not prepared for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, captivated with scoring a rematch opposed to the tortoise who ruined his lifestyles; and post-college acquaintances who attempt to determine tips to host an intervention within the period of Facebook. alongside the way in which, we examine why donning a pink T-shirt on a daily basis is the main to discovering love, how February obtained its identify, and why the inventory industry is typically simply . . . down.
discovering suggestion in questions from the character of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One extra Thing has at its center the main human of phenomena: love, worry, desire, ambition, and the interior stirring for the single elusive aspect that will simply make anyone whole. throughout a blinding diversity of topics, topics, tones, and narrative voices, the numerous items during this assortment are like not anything else, yet they've got something in universal: they proportion the playful humor, deep middle, sharp eye, inquisitive brain, and altogether electrifying spirit of a author with a fierce devotion to the leisure of the reader.