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Reading + Signing: Gavin Edwards

Main Street Books is honored to host New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards for a discussion and signing of his new book, The World According to Tom Hanks.


Gavin Edwards has penned nine books, including The Tao of Bill MurrayLast Night at the Viper Room, and the wildly successful ’Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy series of misheard-lyrics collections. A longtime contributor at Rolling Stone, he has written for theNew York TimesWiredBillboardDetails, and GQ; and appeared on television programs including the Todayshow, Entertainment Tonight, and Jeopardy! He’s also moonlighted as a game designer, a photographer, and a demolition derby driver. Gavin lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, museum curator Jennifer Sudul Edwards, and their two sons.

In The World According to Tom Hanks, through deep research and interviews, Gavin Edwards explores and celebrates how Tom Hanks lives his life, mirroring the way that he embodies optimism and integrity in his movie roles. This book, paired with original illustrations from acclaimed illustrator R. Sikoryak, will give insight into the actor by collecting the best stories about how he behaves in the world, providing a loving retrospective of his film career, and putting it all into the context of his all-American philosophy.

Earlier Event: October 24
Story Time with Leslie
Later Event: October 27
Sensory Stories with Miss Rikki