A series of short stories with a common thread running through them. Watch some of them carefully or you will miss the thread. I enjoyed all the stories but my favorites were the three that had Anna, MDash, Steven Wong, and the narrator in them. I liked these characters and their friendship. My other favorites where with Hank Fiset. He is a reporter who takes on a variety of topics, such as coffee shops, places from his past, New York, and the press room. I liked his style. Tom Hanks is a clever writer. I will read him again, especially if it has the narrator and company in it.