B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, for a fascinating discussion followed by a booksigning. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded event.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia to present One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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Screenwriter, stand-up comedian, author, and director B.J. Novak is also known for his role as condescending “temp-turned-sleazeball” (Los Angeles Times) Ryan on The Office. He has appeared in several films, including Inglorious Basterds, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His writing and performing have garnered several honors, including Emmy nominations and Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild Awards. Of Novak and his new story collection, Gary Shteyngart says, “He just keeps kicking short fiction in the rear, making it run ahead clutching its ass, and then he runs up and kicks it some more, and the result is one of the most aggressively, insanely awesome debuts in a while.”
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) reads from his new children’s book The Book With No Pictures at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM. It will tickle the funny bone of kids and adults alike.
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
The actor, writer, director, and executive producer of The Office will visit with his endlessly entertaining debut story collection, which Time magazine has named as one book you won’t want to miss 2014. In addition to his TV and Harvard Lampoon fame, Novak is recognized for his standup comedy performances and movie roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds Disney’s new historical dramedy Saving Mr. Banks, and Sony’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. NOTE: Be ready to laugh hard – Booklist has compared his work to Woody Allen’s and Steve Martin’s.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
B.J. Novak (The Office, Saving Mr. Banks) signs One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories at Harvard Book Store on Monday February 10th.
The signing is open to the public and will take place from 12:30 to 1:30pm on Monday, February 10. Arrive early to ensure your spot in line! The signing will end promptly at 1:30pm and is in addition to our sold out Brattle Theatre event that evening.
Can’t make it to the signing? Order a signed book for in-store pickup or shipment throughout the United States.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a book signing only. Customers who wish to join the signing line must have at least one copy of One More Thing with proof of purchase from Harvard Book Store. Mr. Novak will NOT be signing any materials other than the book. Stay tuned for more details on signing line rules.
Our 6pm Brattle Theatre event with B.J. Novak is SOLD OUT and there will be no standby line.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down.
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 that might just 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.
About the Author
B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also known for his stand up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
B.J. Novak signs One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003