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One More Thing

Stories and Other Stories
Durée : 6 h et 16 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)
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Description

A boy wins $100,000 in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare. We learn why wearing a red T-shirt 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, from the deeply familiar to the intoxicatingly imaginative, One More Thing finds its heart in the most human of phenomena: love, fear, family, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might make a person complete. The stories in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humour, deep heart, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the listener.

Read by the author, with special appearances by Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson, and Rainn Wilson.

©2014 B. J. Novak (P)2014 Random House LLC

Critiques

" One More Thing is a funny and inventive debut collection, infused with a deadpan absurdist wit reminiscent of Woody Allen and Ian Frazier. B.J. Novak's stories are sly and playful, but they can pack a real emotional wallop." ( Tom Perotta, author of Nine Inches)
"Everyone knew that B.J. Novak was smart and sexy, but funny, too!? Wow, screw that guy. I haven't laughed at words this hard since I read." (Joshua Ferris, author of The Unnamed and Then We Came)
"Dark and hilarious, like the fudge Grandma used to make during her 'special' period. Deliciously funny!" (Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts and The Stench Of Honolulu)
"A funny writer with a great ear, but also a genuine storyteller with an observant eye and finely tuned emotional radar." (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)

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Surprenant!

Je ne m’attendais pas à ça! Ce sont des petites histoires, chacune plus ou moins drôle ou émouvante, et toutes poétiques et prenantes!

Je pensais que ce serait à propos de lui, sa carrière et ses expériences (ce dont j’avais pris l’habitude avec les livres de Tina Fey, Trevor Noah, Amy Poelher, ou Mindy Kaling) mais pas du tout!
La première histoire m’a prise au dépourvu mais une fois dedans, j’ai beaucoup aimé!
Les acteurs apportent beaucoup, et rendent les histoires très vivantes! Je recommande!

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  • fernando antonio hadba
  • 22/08/2014

An ideal format for listen.

Would you consider the audio edition of One More Thing to be better than the print version?

n.a

What was one of the most memorable moments of One More Thing?

The shortiest stories and the first story

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

the change of tones necessary to keep your attention

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

no

Any additional comments?

Short Stories is ideal to listen.

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  • Andre Wightman
  • 12/05/2017

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great wonderful time in the deepest canyon or even simply to smell a flower delivery to the top

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  • Lizzy
  • 21/09/2014

einfach toll!

Ich bin eigentlich kein Fan von Kurzgeschichten und meistens genervt wenn ich in einem Literaturkurs damit konfrontiert werde, hier wurde ich aber wirklich positiv überrascht!

Ich geb ja zu, dass ich mir das Buch eigentlich nur geholt habe weil hier so viele Schauspieler von The Office mitlesen, nachdem der Autor selbst ja "Ryan the temp" ist :)

Die Geschichten sind ganz unterschiedlich: von ultrakurz (1,2 Sätze) bis zu über einer halben Stunde und dabei teilweise lustig, teilweise eher ernst oder zum Nachdenken anregend aber alle wirklich gut geschrieben!