Tom Hanks is writing his first book, a collection of short stories

Tom Hanks has been dominating Hollywood for almost 30 years now.

The 60-year-old actor will release a collection of short stories, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, with Alfred A. Knopf publishers on October 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Knopf editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta read the story and says he was impressed. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. "Happily, for readers, it turns out there were". I wrote on vacation. The book - first announced back in November of 2014 - features 17 stories that have some connection to a typewriter, a nod to Hanks's love of vintage models of the machines.

In a release, Mehta said the book will include "a story about an immigrant arriving in New York City after his family and life have been torn apart by his country's civil war; another about a man who bowls a ideal game (and then another, and another) becoming ESPN's newest celebrity; another about an eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant on the hunt for something larger in America; and another about the junket life of an actor". In an accompanying interview, Hanks also acknowledged that he mainly wrote the book on a laptop.

What was your most unexpected source of inspiration? "I remember a ride in a small plane when I was 7 years old - why was it confusing?" the actor shared.

References to certain facts are all google-able.

Every damn one of them. What began as a television career characterized by dressing as a woman in Bosom Buddies, to taking that comedic talent to the big screen in films like Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, and even Splash, became one of the biggest acting success stories in all of Hollywood.

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

With a rat-tailed file.

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