“Rainn Wilson once gave this interview where he said, ‘The universe will tell you what it wants from you.’ That really haunted me. I really wanted to act at that time, but I was clearly better as a writer. I thought, What part of me is chasing the fun and thrill of this job and how much of me should actually be doing this? I felt kind of ashamed and inquisitive. It really challenged me, even if for all I know [Wilson] got it from Chicken Soup for the Soul.”
– B.J. Novak tells Vulture about his days as a frustrated actor on The Office while promoting the audiobook for One More Thing, which also features the voices of Jason Schwartzman, Katy Perry, and a bunch of kindergarteners.