Have you read B.J. Novak’s new book, One More Thing? I knew it would be funny, but I was surprised to find how beautiful, wise and poignant many of the short stories are. There’s one about wearing a red shirt to meet your soulmate, another about dealing with a friend’s drinking problem, another about growing older. The stories are different lengths—some are 18 pages, others are just a few sentences. It’s one of those books you’re excited to read at the end of a long day—you actually laugh out loud and then think about the story as you’re falling asleep.
Here’s the hilarious book trailer with B.J. and Mindy Kaling (totally worth watching). And the audiobook has appearances by Mindy Kaling, Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Rainn Wilson, Emma Thompson and other awesome actors. I’d love to hear it!
Here’s one of the shortest stories, just for fun:
If you love something, let it go.
If you don’t love something, definitely let it go.
Basically, just drop everything, who cares.
Anyway, will you read it? What are you reading these days?
(Photo by Jennifer Rocholl)