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Tom Hanks

Biography

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has been an actor, screenwriter, director and, through Playtone, a producer.  His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.  UNCOMMON TYPE is his first collection of fiction.

Tom Hanks

Books by Tom Hanks

by Tom Hanks - Fiction, Short Stories

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends traveling to the moon in a rocketship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures in his first work of fiction: a collection of shorts that explore the human condition in all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part --- sometimes minor, sometimes central.

written and read by Tom Hanks - Fiction, Short Stories

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game --- and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down-and-out motel, romance and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales that Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories.