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Punching Tom Hanks

Punching Tom Hanks

Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents---a Guide to Beating Up Anything

Kevin Seccia

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

The world around you is a dangerous place. It's teeming with savages, thugs, angry toddlers, and disgruntled clowns. And every one of them is secretly mulling a scenario that ends with them kicking you square in the junk. What do you do if you want to take on The Batman and live to brag about it to your kids? What do you do if a rabid alligator picks a fight with your little sister? What do you do if the beloved star of "Forrest Gump" tells you to "shut the hell up" in front of a huge crowd?

You read this book. It offers simple, effective instructions for beating up zombies, robots, co-workers—anything. The only limits are your imagination... and your habit of not following through on things, and possibly your uncoordinated, at times comically frail body.



You see them, you admire them, you deal with them every day. Chances are fairly good you actually are one. If that's true, chances are even greater that you've angered one. When...


Praise for Punching Tom Hanks

“If you have a healthy thirst for knowledge and the rage of a man packed to the gills with 'roids, then this book is for you!” —Sarah Silverman, author of THE BEDWETTER

“I had doubts about this book, but Kevin beat those doubts up. That's right, he's able to beat up the CONCEPT OF DOUBT.” —Patton Oswalt, star of Pixar's "Ratatouille"

“Kevin Seccia's beat-down of a book is the perfect cure for the pummeling you've been taking from life. Funny, smart, and twisted. I give it five fists to the eye socket.” —Greg Behrendt, coauthor of the bestselling He's Just Not That Into You

“The title is sure to get this book some attention. It's quite funny, too, a light-hearted guide to, well, beating up people (animals, too). For example, here's how to beat up a man carrying a baguette: first, make like you're going for his bread, then 'drill the man with a hard shot, right between the eyes,' then a left hook, then eat some of the bread. If you're interested in how to beat up a T. Rex, a time-traveling caveman, a guy helping to get a kitten out of a tree, an old-timey pirate, the author of this book, someone from Delaware, Death, a minotaur, or Zombie Abe Lincoln, this is definitely the book for you. As for Tom Hanks, well, he's a famously big-hearted man, so that right there is his weakness ('and may God have mercy on your soul for punching Tom Hanks'). Stand-up comic and television writer Seccia maintains a jaunty tone throughout, and it's impossible to read the book without cracking a smile and maybe even emitting a few guffaws.” —David Pitt, Booklist

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About the author

Kevin Seccia

KEVIN SECCIA is a writer and stand-up comedian who has appeared on CBS's "The Late Late Show" and Comedy Central's "Premium Blend." He has written for Ellen Degeneres, numerous live-action and animated shows, and was a staff writer on G4's "Attack of the Show."

Kevin Seccia

From the Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

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