Tom Selleck reveals the wholesome reason he wrote his 352-page memoir by hand

Tom Selleck prefers to distance himself from technology.

In a new interview with town and countrysideThe Blue Bloods actor, who released his memoir ‘You Never Know’ earlier this week, has revealed why he chose to handwrite the 352-page memoir.

“I’ve always written that way and it’s the only way I know how to write. I can’t think at the keyboard,” he told the magazine.

“It’s like frustrating them on ‘Blue Bloods,’ because I said, ‘No, send me the script. I have to look at the paper.'” When I scroll It doesn’t register things the same way as , so it’s better for me anyway. ”

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Tom Selleck’s book You Never Know: A Memior was released on May 7th. (Lou Rocco/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time the Magnum, PI alum has publicly spoken out about his disdain for modern technology.

In April, the 79-year-old opened up about his lack of motivation to use email and text messages.

“Sometimes I looked up my name,” he said. people magazine. “It really started with this book, but I never texted myself. I had a secretary. I never texted anyone.”

Tom Selleck dances with Princess Diana to avoid ‘rumors’ about John Travolta

But Selleck acknowledged his wife of 37 years. Jilly Machas been known to send texts on his behalf.

“I have certain luxuries that I probably wouldn’t be able to live without,” he said. “But I don’t know. I’m not good at writing things down, which is weird for someone who publishes books.”

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Despite years of working in Hollywood, Selleck also revealed that he is “not often” impressed by stars.

Tom Selleck smiles on the set of 'Blue Bloods'

Tom Selleck said he’s not often impressed by stars. (Patrick Herbron/CBS via Getty Images)

“I was probably a little bit starstruck by Mae West,” he told Town & Country. “I’m not star-struck.” [James] Garner loved his work, even though I just really respected his work. ”

“Really good people, good actors have a way of getting through it quickly,” he added. “I get to meet so many people and I’m always a bit starstruck, but I get over it. I mean, I can carry on a conversation. Dancing with Princess Di was a few notches above that. !Oh yeah,” I was moved by the stars. ”

In his book, Selleck details his first interactions with Princess Diana.

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Selleck recalled meeting Princess Diana at a state dinner at the White House. (Getty Images)

“After dinner, everyone moved to the East Room for music and dancing,” Selleck wrote. “President Reagan and Princess Diana danced, Prince Charles danced with Nancy, and John Travolta and Princess Diana started dancing.”

Soon, Selleck approaches a woman who “talks very fast” and says, “Mr. Travolta and the princess are about to dance together for the second time. We can’t do that. We don’t want to start rumors. Are we like that too?” After both Wood and Selleck met with her in silence, the woman added, “Mr. Selleck, you have to step in and take his place.”

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“I’m not interfering.” john travolta! My response, perhaps too loudly, was,” Selleck wrote. “She wasn’t happy. ‘Very well. Please come with me to the next dance.’

Princess Diana and John Travolta dancing at a state dinner in 1985

Selleck was asked to dance with Princess Diana to prevent rumors about her and Travolta from spreading. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)

Selleck told Town & Country that he “apologized” to Princess Diana for his lack of dancing skills.

“Look, I skipped the cotillion,” he said. “When I was a kid, we had a cotillion, and we were taught everything from dancing to etiquette.”

“After that, all I could dance was the box step, box step and dip like I did at my high school dance. And I wasn’t going to dip with Princess Di! So… We just talked. But she was very kind and obviously did. “Learning the skills to interact with people and relax was certainly memorable,” he wrote.


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