BJ NOVAK-One More Thing Stories and Other Stories (And Other Things)
Book Signing with BJ Novak
B.J. NOVAK is a writer and actor widely known for his work on the acclaimed comedy series "The Office" as an actor, writer, and executive producer. He is also known for his performances as a standup comedian and for his roles in films such as "Inglourious Basterds" and "Saving Mr. Banks." His writing has been published in The New Yorker, Playboy, Zoetrope, and other publications. "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories" is his first book.
Reading and Book Signing
Showtime 75 minutes.
$25 (Includes Copy of Book)
BOOKLIST ONLINE REVIEW: ONE MORE THING BY B.J. NOVAK
"Novak’s high-concept, hilarious, and disarmingly commiserative fiction debut stems from his stand-up performances and his Emmy Award–winning work on the comedy series, The Office…. Accordingly, his more concise stories come across as brainy comedy bits, while his sustained tales covertly encompass deep emotional and psychological dimensions. An adept zeitgeist miner, Novak excels at topsy-turvy improvisations on a dizzying array of subjects, from Aesop’s fables to tabloid Elvis to our oracular enthrallment to the stock market…. Writing with zing and humor in the spirit of Woody Allen and Steve Martin, Novak also ventures into the realm of George Saunders and David Foster Wallace…. Baseline clever and fresh, at best spectacularly perceptive, and always commanding, Novak’s ingeniously ambushing stories of longing, fear, pretension, and confusion reveal the quintessential absurdities and transcendent beauty of our catchas-catch-can lives.”
—Booklist, in a starred review of “One More Thing”