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B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak's back pages

B.J. Novak's back pages

When he performs Saturday night at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, B.J. Novak will read short stories that recall girls who gave him great advice ("what does your heart tell you?"); meeting a man who Instagrammed pictures of everything he ate; and the time he bought Sophia the sex robot.

"Oh, yeah, it gets me very emotionally affected to read about the time I had a very serious relationship with a sex robot," Novak deadpans. "But no, that last one's not true. But a lot of these stories come from my personal life."

This month, the longtime television actor and screenwriter debuted his first collection of short stories, "One...

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