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B.J. Novak & Lena Dunham Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

Not That Kind of Girl BookWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending October 05, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham: “Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told.” (September 2014)

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B.J. Novak Releases Book of Short Stories

bjnovakActor B.J. Novak has written his first book, a collection of short stories called One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Knopf).

The collection is Novak’s first project since The Office went off the air. Novak not only starred in the NBC comedy, but he also wrote and produced episodes. Novak workshopped the stories at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He read the stories to live audiences to get a sense of what was working and what needed to work.

“I was so used to this regimen where scripts had deadlines and had to be filmed and Steve Carell is waiting for the new pages that I didn’t know what it would be like to just sit in a house with no one expecting anything from me and write something,” he told the Associated Press. “So I think scheduling those shows for me was a great bridge between being on ‘The Office’ and writing on my own.”

The book is currently No. 41 on Amazon’s bestsellers list for the books category and No. 7 in Humor books.

B.J. Novak, Marissa Meyer, & Kelly Corrigan Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

cressWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 19, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #6 in Hardcover Fiction) One More Thing: Stories & Other Stories by B.J. Novak: “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 just that might make a person complete.” (February 2014)

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