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Jesse Eisenberg at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Jesse Eisenberg at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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Actor Jesse Eisenberg is probably best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film, "The Social Network."

The movie put Eisenberg in the spotlight as an actor, but he's also been writing plays and short stories for years.

He's out with his first book of fiction, it's called "Bream Gives Me Hiccups & Other Stories."

Jesse Eisenberg will be speaking about his book Thursday at a 6 p.m. Harvard Book Store event at the Brattle Theatre

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Jesse Eisenberg, actor, playwright, author. His new book is "Bream Gives Me Hiccups & Other Stories."

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The New York Times: Jesse Eisenberg: By The Book

  • "The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection 'Bream Gives Me Hiccups' says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: 'If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.'"

Vulture: Jesse Eisenberg May Stalk You, But He Won’t Get Stoned With You

  • "Oscar-nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg is constantly searching for the oddest parts of humanity."

WBUR: Jesse Eisenberg's New Book Gets Seriously Absurd (And A Little Serious)

  • "If you've ever seen Jesse Eisenberg's byline in The New Yorker or on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and thought, 'Wait, that Jesse Eisenberg?' — the answer is yes."

This segment aired on November 18, 2015.

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