We Can All Thank Steve Martin for Tom Hanks’ Writing Career

We Can All Thank Steve Martin for Tom Hanks’ Writing Career

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Tom Hanks, whose debut collection Uncommon Type has just dropped, has The Jerk himself, Steve Martin, to thank for his newly established writing career. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hanks revealed his writing hobby only became a real thing after he sent one of his stories to his fellow actor-turned-writer buddy Martin. Hanks said, “I sent [Steve] a story and I asked him, quite frankly, ‘Is this a thing?’ And he wrote back, ‘Yeah it is a thing. Let me send it to my agent.’”     Thanks to Martin, who has written plays, novels, and the beloved memoir Born Standing Up, …