Tom Selleck
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The Hollywood star Tom Selleck is currently promoting his new memoir “You Never Know,” which hit stores last week. In a new interview, Selleck is opening up about why he decided to write this 352 page memoir completely by hand, writing it with “a pen and yellow pad.”

Selleck Wrote Memoir By Hand

“I’ve always written that way, and it’s the only way I know how to write. I can’t think in front of a keyboard,” Selleck, 79, told Town and Country.

“It’s like I drive them nuts on Blue Bloods because I said, ‘No, you have to send me scripts. I need to see the paper,'” he continued. “I don’t really register things the same way when I scroll, so it’s better for me anyway.”

Blue Bloods is Selleck’s hit CBS television show that he’s starred on since 2010. The show is sadly coming to an end, however, with the final eight episodes of the series set to air in the fall. Watch Selleck talk about this in the video below.

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Selleck Avoids Technology

Last month, Selleck previously opened up about why he does not like technology.

“Occasionally I’ve looked up my name,” he told People Magazine. “That started really with the book, but I’ve never sent my own email. I had a secretary. I’ve never texted anybody.”

Selleck went on to say that he relies on his 66 year-old wife Jillie Mack, who he’s been married to for 37 years, for help when it comes to replying to texts or emails that he may receive.

“I have a certain luxury where I probably couldn’t survive otherwise,” he admitted. “But I don’t know. I have a hard time writing things down, which is weird for a guy who’s pushing a book.”

Watch Selleck talk more about his memoir in the video below.

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Selleck Is A ‘Private Person’

In his latest interview, Selleck revealed that it was hard for him to be convinced to write a memoir because unlike many Hollywood stars, he is a “pretty private” person.

“I hesitated for a long time because I didn’t, you know, screw up and end up going to prison and have to start a new career,” he said. “I just said, ‘What am I gonna write about?'”

Selleck added that he knew his book wouldn’t be “political” or a “tell-all,” so “it took about four years” for his publicist to convince him that it was a good idea.

“Then I got into it and had some ideas about what I would talk about,” he explained, revealing that he wanted to talk to “young actors and people in the business” to offer them some advice.

Selleck made sure to include other highlighter-worthy life lessons, including “you have to choose to be offended,” something that rings especially true in a time when cancel culture still runs rampant.

Selleck’s book is conversational in tone, so it’s something that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages. The book chronicles not only his highly successful Hollywood career, but also his personal life, with one particularly touching chapter detailing his decades-long marriage to Mack.

Selleck has long been one of the most down to earth actors in Hollywood, and he’s never let fame go to his head. Be sure to check out his book if you want to learn more about this incredible Hollywood star!

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