• "Mr. Hanks turns out to be <b>as authentically genuine a Writer with a capital W as ever touched a typewriter key</b>. The stories in <i>Uncommon Type</i> range from the hilarious to the deeply touching. They move in period, location and manner, but all demonstrate a joy in writing, a pleasure in communicating an intensely American sense of atmosphere, friendship, life and family that is <b>every bit as smart, engaging and humane as the man himself</b>. All with that extra quality of keenly observant and sympathetic intelligence that has always set Tom Hanks apart. <b>I blink, bubble and boggle in amazed admiration.</b>"

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