The modern classic that inspired the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks.
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 is the author of twenty previous books, including Forrest Gump, Conversations with the Enemy (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Shiloh 1862, and The Generals. He served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division and 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