Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognisable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.
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This book delves into the collapse of the Soviet Union, offering an immersive account that blends historical scholarship with firsthand reporting. With echoes of John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestseller offers an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in global history.
Survival on Mars becomes a matter of wit and resourcefulness for astronaut Mark Watney, as he battles against a hostile environment and dwindling supplies. Abandoned by his crew and with no way to contact Earth, Watney must rely on his engineering skills and sense of humor to outwit the odds stacked against him. Will he make it back home alive?
Andy Weir's masterpiece! Jealous of Matt Damon! First in line for the movie? Me! Hanx – source
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This historical novel sheds light on the true story of young German exiles who risked their lives to raise awareness about Hitler's terrifying regime. Based on real events and people, All That I Am is an unforgettable and heroic tale of left-wing activists who mounted a cunning resistance from their perilous London exile. Anna Funder delivers an affecting and beautifully evocative debut novel that explores human connection and our responsibility to one another. Fans of Suite Francaise and Atonement will love this book.
Another Book Suggestion: ALL THAT I AM, by Anna Funder, who also wrote STASILAND. I read ATIAm last fall in Berlin a… – source
A hilarious and honest memoir tells the story of Tina Fey's journey from a middle-school gym class nightmare to becoming a well-known comedian on TV. From her years on SNL to motherhood and all the ups-and-downs in between, Fey reveals all with her trademark humor. Don't miss out on her never-before-solicited opinions on topics ranging from breastfeeding to the electoral process.
If you haven’t read Tina Fey’s Bossypants, you will, and whatever you are drinking will come out of your nose due to laughter. – source
Follow William Stoner's journey as he deviates from his expected path of agronomy and falls in love with literature, leading to a scholar's life he never anticipated. As he navigates through the disappointments of marriage and a stagnant career, Stoner turns inward and confronts solitude, emerging as an unlikely hero in the face of an unforgiving world. John William's poignant and beautifully written novel is a testament to the power of quiet perseverance in the face of adversity.
It’s one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across. – source
This coming-of-age novel follows Holden Caulfield, a complex and conflicted teenager from New York, as he navigates his way through society, grappling with love, fear, and uncertainty. J.D. Salinger's masterpiece has been widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, and for good reason. With poignant and introspective prose, The Catcher in the Rye explores themes of rebellion, angst, and the struggle to communicate in a rapidly changing world. This classic novel continues to captivate readers, sparking discussions of societal norms and the complexity of adolescence.
That’s a big thing to go through. – source