Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.
About the Author
Winston Groom, a bestselling author, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel "Better Times Than These", the prizewinning "As Summers Die", "Gone the Sun", and "Only. "He coauthored "Conversations with the Enemy", which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. His best known works are the #1 "New York Times "bestsellers "Forrest Gump "and "Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump". The phenomenal hit film "Forrest Gump "garnered six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Groom is also the author of "Shrouds of Glory", an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the lost great campaign of the Civil War. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.
“Part Candide, part Huck Finn . . . [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own.” —Los Angeles Times
“As much fun as a box of chocolates, but far less fattening.” —Pittsburgh Press
“A delectable and unsparing comic treat.” —Tom McGuane, author of Driving on the Rim
“As Gump proceeds through life … the reader is treated to a wondrous view of the world.” —Chicago Tribune
“Zany, tongue-in-cheek, affectionate and wise.” —The Anniston Star
“Has many pleasures to offer.” —The New York Times
“A most gentle spirit, Forrest Gump should enter the annals of fiction as a great American hero.” —The Ocala Star-Banner