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Norwalk CT. Easton Press 2002 Winston Groom "Forrest Gump". Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound collector's edition. Includes COA to guarantee signature authenticity. A unique edition, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather and accented with 22kt gold, manufactured to last generations. A high quality book that also makes the perfect gift idea. No dust jacket as issued. Sealed.
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.
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About The Book
Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood love, as he bumbles his way through American history, with everything from the Vietnam War to college football becoming part of the story.
Gump is portrayed as viewing the world simply and truthfully. He does not know what he wants to do in life, but despite his low IQ, he is made out to be full of wisdom. He says that he "can think things pretty good", but when he tries "sayin or writin them, it kinda come out like Jello". His mathematical abilities as a savant and feats of strength lead him into all kinds of adventures. Groom was inspired by both a 60 Minutes segment on savants, and hearing his father recall a slow-witted childhood neighbor in Alabama, he thought such a character made for a good protagonist, quickly writing an opening chapter before completing a novel in six weeks. The character's surname was taken from the Gump's store.
The novel was adapted as a film of the same name and was released in 1994 by Paramount Pictures. Forrest was played by Tom Hanks and the movie won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and numerous other awards. In 2022, the film received an Indian adaptation titled Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.
About the Author
Winston F. Groom (born 1944) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump.
Winston Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). Groom's earliest ambition was to become a lawyer like his father but chose instead to become a writer while a literary editor in college. Groom attended the University of Alabama, was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the Army ROTC, graduating in 1965. He served in the army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.
Upon his return from Vietnam, he worked as a reporter for the Washington Star, a Washington D.C. newspaper covering police and courtroom activities. Groom quit journalism in 1976 and began writing his first novel Better Times Than These which was published in 1978. Better Times Than These was about a group of partriotic soldiers in the Vietnam War whose lives and patriotism both are shattered. His next novel As Summers Die (1980) received better recognition. His novel Conversations with the EnemyConversations with the Enemy was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. (1982) follows an American Vietnam War soldier who escapes from a POW camp and takes a plane back to the United States only to be arrested fourteen years later for desertion.
In 1985, Groom moved back to Mobile, Alabama where he began to work on the novel Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump was published in 1986, however it did not make Groom a best selling author until it was adapted into a film with the same name in 1994 starring Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump. The film propelled the novel to bestseller status and it sold 1.7 million copies worldwide.
Groom devotes his time to writing history books about American wars. He has lived most recently in Point Clear, Alabama, and Long Island, New York with his wife Anne Clinton. Groom was an old friend of writer Willie Morris, dating to their days together in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York.
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