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The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy

Author: Gavin Edwards; R Sikoryak
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paper-over-board editionView all editions and formats
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Draws on extensive research and interviews to provide insight into the optimism and integrity in both the personal life and career of actor Tom Hanks.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tom Hanks; Tom Hanks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Edwards; R Sikoryak
ISBN: 9781538712207 1538712202
OCLC Number: 1057122248
Notes: "From the bestselling author of The Tao of Bill Murray"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: The Nice manifesto --
A brief history of Tom --
The ten commandments of Tom Hanks --
The films of Tom Hanks.
Responsibility: Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak.

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Draws on extensive research and interviews to provide insight into the optimism and integrity in both the personal life and career of actor Tom Hanks.

"Niceness gets a bad rap these days. Our culture rewards those who troll the hardest and who snark the most. At times it seems like there's no place anymore for optimism, integrity, and good old-fashioned respect. Enter "America's Dad": Tom Hanks. Whether he's buying espresso machines for the White House press corps, rewarding a jovial cab driver with a night out on Broadway, or extolling the virtues of using a typewriter, Hanks lives a passionate, joyful life and pays it forward to others. Gavin Edwards, the ... bestselling author of The Tao of Bill Murray, takes readers on a tour behind the scenes of Hanks's life: from his less-than-idyllic childhood, rocky first marriage, and career wipeouts to the pinnacle of his acting career and domestic bliss with the love of his lite, Rita Wilson. As he did for Bill Murray, Edwards distills Hanks's life story into ten "commandments" that beautifully encapsulate his all-American philosophy. Contemplating the life, the achievements, and the obsessions of Mr. Tom Hanks may or may not give you the road map you need to find your way. But at the very least, it'll show you how niceness can be a worthy destination."--Back cover.

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