Uncommon Type

by Tom Hanks

We’re happy to support debut authors, including Tom Hanks with Uncommon Type.

Quick take

Just as with his acting career, Hanks manages to do comedy and tragedy equally well in his writing.

BOTM endorsement

You may have heard some buzz about a debut fiction writer by the name of Tom Hanks. Yes, him. The most likable movie star on the planet just happens to have published an entirely charming story colle...


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.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York ...

Member thoughts

26% Love
56% Like
13% Dislike
  • "Great short stories. "

  • "Loved this book!! Every short story left me wanting a full length novel! I always wanted more!"

  • "I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I loved every story. "

  • "I had very high expectations for this book, I mean it is TOM HANKS, and it met every single one of them. I loved each and every story in this book and it really gave more dimension to Tom Hanks."

  • "Super interesting collection of stories!"

  • "Great set of stories!"

  • "Excellent writing and fine examples of great power of a short story. I loved the opportunity to just enjoy a story without wondering where it was going to go. Hanks is a really good story teller"

  • "Tom. Hanks. Enough said. "

  • "Each story was great and I could imagine Tom Hank's voice narrating the whole book. Loved the typewriter pictures with every new story and now I am intrested in getting one!"

  • "Tom Hanks. Do you need more of a review? Probably... this is a very thoughtful, at times serious, at times funny collection of short stories. Very quick read. Witty, timely. and thought provoking. "

  • "These stories were so good that I kept getting drawn in & forgetting I was just reading a book. Very few writers can do that. Tom Hanks can add 'amazing writer' to his list of talents."