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Tom Hanks To Release First Book

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is getting ready to release his first book.

The Sully star will publish his first book called Uncommon Type: Some Stories, which will be a collection of 17 stories focusing around typewriters.

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 nine to one."

The book will be published with Alfred A. Knopf on October 24.

Publisher Sonny Mehta added: "It's an accomplished debut. I am thrilled by the narrative range on display in this collection, and by the humour and humanity Tom brings to his work. This is an accomplished debut."




And Tom will no doubt hope releasing a book will add to his "cool" status, as he previously revealed he considers himself to be a "cool" grandparent.

The 60-year-old actor - who has Colin, 39, and Elizabeth, 34, with his ex-wife Samantha Lewes, and Chet, 26, and Truman, 21, with his spouse Rita Wilson - said: "When you have grandkids, if you're with one of them - or all three of them - look, there's no book, no radio, no TV. You're going to be entertained by them every moment that you're there. Sit back and watch the show!"

Rita said: "We're the cool grandparents."

To which Tom added: "I think [we're] the most cool."

And while Tom and Rita's marriage is going from strength to strength, Tom doesn't believe their relationship needs "vast work" as they complement one another very well.

He shared: "People say, 'Jeez, it must be hard to stay married in show business.' I think it's hard to stay married anywhere, but if you marry the right person, it might work out.

"We give each other a natural sense of support for whatever the other wants to pursue. Our marriage doesn't require vast work. We have been married 28 years and dig each other a lot."