Tom Hanks Book Uncommon Type: Some Stories

By on 10-17-2017 in Blog Post, Typewriter

Tom Hanks Book Uncommon Type: Some Stories
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Think Typewriters when looking at the cover of Tom Hanks Book Uncommon Type: Some Stories; his first book debuts today.

Furthermore, seeing the below tweet by Tom Hanks on Monday was perfectly done. I’m including an image of it. At the time of writing this early morning today’s post, it has 916 Retweets, and 10,978 Likes.

When you get yourself a cup of hot tea or coffee (or diet-coke) and have a minute, go over to The Guardian. They have an article back from February: “Tom Hanks to publish first book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.”

“The Forrest Gump star has turned his hand to short fiction with a collection of 17 tales, all themed around his passion for typewriters.”

It was just last month we were looking at California Typewriter movie with Tom Hanks & The Typosphere. I’m still wanting to see this movie!

In addition, I’m including a partial excerpt from Penguin Random House.

Tom Hanks Book Uncommon Type: Some Stories, From Penguin Random House

“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. …  These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!”

In conclusion, of course, I’m ordering this book!

Writing today’s blog post reminds me of getting out my typewriter and to type a letter – more on that in a future blog post!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today for my daily blog post encouraging letter writing –

 Penguin Random House @penguinrandom, Image, excerpt, Cover, Uncommon Type, SOME STORIES By TOM HANKS

Tom Hanks Tweet Image above, 9:47 AM – 16 Oct 2017, “ “Beware! Crass self-serving Social Media Post! This book goes on sale tomorrow! Hanx”

The Guardian,  “Tom Hanks to publish first book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” Tuesday 21 February 2017 

AnchoredScraps daily blog post: California Typewriter movie with Tom Hanks & The Typosphere,  9-08-2017, by Helen Rittersporn.