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Tom Hanks

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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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The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
David Remnick - Apr 25, 1994 (first published in 1993)
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In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all." Wall Street Journal....
The Martian
Andy Weir - Oct 28, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Tom Hanks
Jul 07, 2015
Andy Weir's masterpiece! Jealous of Matt Damon! First in line for the movie? Me! Hanx     source
All That I Am
Anna Funder - Feb 07, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.When eighteen-year-old Ruth Becker visits her cousin Dora in Munich in 1923, she meets the love of her life, the dashing young journalist Hans Wesemann...
Tom Hanks
Feb 16, 2012
Another Book Suggestion: ALL THAT I AM, by Anna Funder, who also wrote STASILAND. I read ATIAm last fall in Berlin a…     source
Bossypants
Tina Fey - Jan 03, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story ...
Tom Hanks
May 27, 2011
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
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Stoner
John Williams - Jun 20, 2006 (first published in 1965)
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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of ...
Tom Hanks
It’s one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across.     source
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The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1951)
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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
Tom Hanks
That’s a big thing to go through.     source