B. J. Novak, best known for the character Ryan on The Office, turns out to be a very funny writer. This may come as no surprise to Hollywood types who know that Novak also served as writer and executive producer on The Office, but the jump to funny prose isn’t an easy one. Still, Novak makes it look easy with his collection of 22 stories that make you laugh the whole way through. My friend and helluva funny writer Kyle Parulski mentioned that Novak did a live reading of the pre-release version book at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and reportedly took notes while hearing the audience reactions. This book is battle tested and ready to be laughed at. Easy to pick up and put down, and probably a great listen for a long drive.