It feels a bit unnecessary to write a review for a John Green book, BUT this collection of essays is made up of reviews for places, events, and objects linked to moments in life and memories, things that aren't generally quantifiable in the tidiness of a rating and a review. Collectively, these essays serve as a nontraditional memoir, a peek at a person's life through the lens of what he pays attention to--in the South and in the Midwest; in a pandemic; in the age of smart phones; as a writer; a brother; a parent; a nerd; a a friend; a creator; a thinker; a person with mental health issues; and overall what it means to live in the world in this particular time. The everyday is stretched to the expansive in each essay so by the time you reach the end of the book, you'll feel comforted by the meaningful, persistent optimism that unites us in spite of the absurdity of our circumstances.
— Julie Jarema
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About the Author
B. J. Novak is well known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as a writer, actor, director, and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his stand-up comedy; his performances in motion pictures; and his New York Times bestselling books, the children's book The Book With No Pictures and the short story collection One More Thing. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature, he lives in Los Angeles, California.