Review by Darla
This was lovely. Like sitting across the table from Tom Hanks, listening to him tell a tale. There is very much of Tom Hanks in every story; they are engaging, thought-provoking, humorous little gems. Some have a touch of sadness, some are nostalgic, and one of them is even a bit eerie. I have enjoyed every one of them and look forward to reading them all over again. I like having a book of short stories on my phone, for reading in short bursts when waiting in line or a doctor’s office, and Mr. Hanks’s book is utterly perfect for that. The next time around, I’m going to pay closer attention and find the typewriter; there’s just got to be one in every story. It will be like a special little puzzle from Tom to me. If you like Tom Hanks, if you like short stories, if you enjoy a tale well told, read this book!