One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
By B.J. Novak
Although B.J. Novak is best known as an actor and writer on the hit TV show The Office, his new collection of short stories is reminiscent of another TV show: the improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? His stories read less like literature and more like highly imaginative short sketches that vary wildly in theme — from a rematch of the tortoise and the hare to getting closure with ex-lovers to a boycotting of mathematics — and frequently surprise readers with unexpected twists. Unlike Whose Line, however, Novak’s points do matter, and they leave us pondering and smiling about family, fate and love.