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Tom Hanks to write a book

On February 28, 2017

Actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks is writing a book. Hanks won our hearts as Forrest Gump, and did it again when he was a guest on Desert Island Discs. See his music collection here.

Hanks collects typewriters and the title of his upcoming book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, reflects his hobby,

The book will be a collection of seventeen stories, which includes an immigrant man arriving in New York and an eccentric billionaire. Each story features a typewriter.

Hanks 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.”

Uncommon Type: Some Stories will be released in October.

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