Being Anna’s boyfriend…

Steve Martin’s blurb on the back of Tom Hanks’s new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, reads:

It turns out that Tom Hanks is also a wise and hilarious writer with an endlessly surprising mind. Damn it.

And I agree: I’m only midway through the book, but I’ve found it witty, irreverent, and wide-ranging. Like Tom Hanks.

Here’s my favourite passage so far, from the opening story, Three Exhausting Weeks:

Being Anna’s boyfriend was like training to be a Navy SEAL while working full-time in an Amazon fulfillment center in the Oklahoma Panhandle in tornado season. Something was going on every moment of every day. My 2:30 naps were a thing of the past.

Recommended.