Tom Hanks fucking loves typewriters. This was a known fact even before he developed an app that re-creates the experience of typing on a manual typewriter, but without all the sticky keys and Wite-Out. “I’ve been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 — both manual and portable machines dating from the thirties to the nineties,” Hanks says, in a statement published next to a picture of him wearing an English football scarf, just in case anyone still hated him.
Now Hanks is shouting his love for typewriters from the proverbial mountaintops by writing a short story collection composed of 29 odes to 29 different typewriters, all of which he loves exactly the same. The as-yet-untitled collection will include pictures of each typewriter alongside a story Hanks imagines might have been written on it before he bought it. The as-yet-unannounced-but-hopefully-forthcoming audiobook version will feature Hanks reading the stories aloud in a soothing voice, before kissing you on the forehead and wishing you sweet dreams.