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Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters (So He Wrote A Book About Them)

The actor's new collection of short fiction — his debut book as an author — is called Uncommon Type, and each story has something to do with the machine close to his heart.

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

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Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

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Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters (So He Wrote A Book About Them)

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