Newton native B.J. Novak, known around the world for his role as Ryan in “The Office,” is releasing a book of humorous short stories called “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” on Tuesday.
The book is full of humor and twisted short stories, in which Novak takes inspiration from Jack Handey.
Novak told The Boston Globe, “I consider the book a very glamorous form. A lot of other people do, too, even if it’s a little dormant in how it’s expressed culturally.”
The publisher describes the book on Amazon.com this way:
“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…
“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.”