Newton’s B. J. Novak enlisted his frequent collaborator, Mindy Kaling, also of Massachusetts, to star in a book trailer for his new short story collection, “One More Thing.” The video is dubbed in French and quite hilarious, and pokes fun at Novak’s past on “The Office.” Novak, a Newton South grad, is really making a go at being an author. In addition to “One More Thing,” which comes out Feb. 4, Novak has signed a deal with Penguin to release a children’s book titled “The Book With No Pictures.”

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