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One More Thing : Stories And Other Stories

One More Thing : Stories And Other Stories

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This collection 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...  more »
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The rematch -- Dark matter -- No one goes to heaven to see Dan Fogelberg -- Romance, chapter one -- Julie and the warlord -- The Something by John Grisham -- The girl who gave great advice -- All you have to do -- 'Rithmetic -- The ambulance driver -- Walking on eggshells (or: when I loved Tony Robbins) -- The impatient billionaire and the mirror for Earth -- Missed connection: grocery spill at 21st and 6th 2:30 pm on Wednesday -- I never want to walk on the moon -- Sophia -- The Comedy Central roast of Nelson Mandela -- They kept driving faster and outran the rain -- The man who invented the calendar -- The ghost of Mark Twain -- The beautiful girl in the bookstore -- MONSTER: the roller coaster -- Kellogg's (or: the last wholesome fantasy of the middle-school boy) -- The man who posted pictures of everything he ate -- Closure -- Kindness among cakes -- Quantum nonlocality and the death of Elvis Presley -- If I had a nickel -- A good problem to have -- Johnny Depp, fate, and the double-decker Hollywood tour bus -- Being young was her thing -- Angel Echeverria, comediante superpopular -- The market was down -- The vague restaurant critic -- One of these days, we have to do something about Willie -- Wikipedia Brown and the case of the missing bicycle -- Regret is just perfectionism plus time -- Chris Hansen at the Justin Bieber concert -- Great writers steal -- Confucius at home -- War -- If you love something -- Just an idea -- Heyyyyy, rabbits -- The best thing in the world awards -- Bingo -- Marie's stupid boyfriend -- Pick a lane -- "Everyone was singing the same song": the Duke of Earl recalls his trip to America in June of 1962 -- The pleasure of being right -- Strange news -- Never fall in love -- The world's biggest rip-off -- The walk to school on the day after Labor Day -- Kate Moss -- Welcome to Camp Fantastic for gifted teens -- There is a fine line between why and why not -- The man who told us about inflatable women -- A new Hitler -- Constructive criticism -- The bravest thing I ever did -- Rome -- The literalist's love poem -- J. C. Audetat, translator of Don Quixote.

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0385351836

Physical Description :

x, 276 pages ; 22 cm

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  • Includes bibliographical references.
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