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The Resource The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy, Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak

The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy, Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak

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The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy
Title
The world according to Tom Hanks
Title remainder
the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1968-
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Edwards, Gavin
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H18
LC item number
E39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Sikoryak, R.
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  • Hanks, Tom
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy, Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-345)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Nice manifesto -- A brief history of Tom -- The ten commandments of Tom Hanks -- The films of Tom Hanks
Control code
on1057122248
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paper-over-board edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9781538712207
Lccn
2018946512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057122248
Label
The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy, Gavin Edwards ; illustrations by R. Sikoryak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-345)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Nice manifesto -- A brief history of Tom -- The ten commandments of Tom Hanks -- The films of Tom Hanks
Control code
on1057122248
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paper-over-board edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9781538712207
Lccn
2018946512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057122248

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