Uncommon Type

Jess’s Pick: Tom Hanks Uncommon Type


“Are you flirting with me?”
“No,” Anna said. “I’m propositioning you. Totally different thing. Flirting is fishing. Maybe you hook up, maybe you don’t. Propositioning is the first step in closing a deal.”

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A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.

An interesting collection of stories, I often find myself reading them in Tom Hanks’ voice which adds to my own entertainment in the stories as I read them.