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Tom Hanks is Writing His First Book, a Collection of Short Stories

Actor Tom Hanks has written his first book, which is a collection of short stories. The book is titled “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” and it will be released in October.

The book will include 17 stories, and each of them will involve the clickety-clack of a different typewriter. Tom collects vintage typewriters and owns more than 100 of them.The 60-year-old Oscar winner began writing the book in 2015. 

He said: “In the two years of working on the stories, I made movies in New York, Berlin, Budapest, and Atlanta, and wrote in all of them. I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office. When I could actually make a schedule, and keep to it, I wrote in the mornings from 9 to 1.”

The stories will focus on subjects such as “an immigrant arriving in New York City after his family and life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war; a man who bowls a perfect game (and then another, and another), becoming ESPN’s newest celebrity; an eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant on the hunt for something larger in America; and the junket life of an actor.”

Source: USA Today