Buzz for B.J. Novak's One More Thing

Actor, writer, and producer of NBC's The Office came out with a book of short stories on February 4, 2014. With less than a month out, here's what the author and the world has to say about it.


  1. The New York Times took notice and had the smarts to interview the author/actor on this creative work. 
  2. Video: The Read Around: B. J. Novak
  3. Famous artists and celebrities have chimed in to express their thoughts.
  4. And then there are the book reviews. Writing for the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Teddy Wayne said, "The melancholy sensibility and verbal élan elevate Novak’s book beyond a small-beer exercise in clever monkeyshines and into a stiff literary cocktail, with a healthy pour of vintage Woody Allen and a dash of George Saunders strained through a Donald Barthelme sieve — droll and smart in spades, but often humane and vulnerable, too."
  5. Everyone who picks up this book is going to have their personal favorite. The story that lingers most with me is "Sophia," a public statement from the guy who returns the world's first artificially intelligent robot--the first robot capable of feeling love--to the manufacturer because it wasn't what he ordered. It's an achingly honest confession from a jerk many can relate to. 

    Everyone will have their least favorite, too. For layman reviews, scroll through the opinions posted to GoodReads. 
  6. If you are still not convinced you should read this book, take a test-read with the vignette the New Yorker published.