Tom Hanks, literature-type writer sort of guy

November 4, 2014 8:06 AM

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Seems James Franco and Snooki aren't the only celebs who know how to write stories and poems and books and such. Tom Hanks, 58, the only human on the planet it is impossible to dislike (even we can't help but adore the perennial movie good guy), has signed with Alfred A. Knopf to publish a collection of his short stories. Hanks, who recently published a yarn in the New Yorker, says each story is inspired by a piece from his extensive collection of typewriters.

"The stories are not about the typewriters themselves," Hanks says in a statement, "but rather, the stories are something that might have been written on one of them."

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