Take my word for it - don't never let nobody make a movie of your life's story...' Forrest Gump is back! The lovable man for all ages captured America's heart in the No.1 bestselling novel Forrest Gump and in the blockbuster film, winner of six Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture and Best Actor. Now he returns in the long-awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as 'the funniest novel I have ever read'. A little older, and wiser in his own unique way, he is still running through the kaleidoscopic events of our times - and straight into the age of greed and instant gratification known as the 1980s. Whenever I really get stumped, I go visit Jenny's grave. She tells me she's always rooting for me. The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has gone bust and Forrest is flat broke, sweeping floors in a New Orleans strip joint when Gump & Co. begins. As always in Forrest's easy-come-easy-go life, a change in the weather is never far off...and when the opportunity to play championship football comes his way once more, Forrest is back in the limelight and in the money. But fate is a fickle lady, and he's soon out on the road selling phony encyclopedias and trying to raise his son, little Forrest, who needs his father more than ever. Forrest's remarkable, touching, and utterly comic odyssey has just begun: in store for him is an explosive attempt at hog farming; his own dubious recipe for adding life to New Coke; an encounter with Ollie North; and a chance yet again to unwittingly twist the nose of history. One of the most phenomenally successful books of our time, Forrest Gump was praised as 'a wacky and funny nuthouse of a book' (George Plimpton) and 'superbly controlled satire' (Florence King, Washington Post Book World); Forrest himself 'should enter the annals of fiction as a great American hero' (Rima Firrone, Ocala Star-Banner). Winston Groom continues to delight us with Gump's hilarious and heartwarming adventures. 'At least,' Forrest would agree, 'I ain't led no humdrum life'.
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Winston Groom, author of nine books, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prize-winning As Summers Die, and co-authored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of the No.1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. Mr Groom's Shrouds of Glory, an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the last great campaign of the US Civil War, was published in April, 1995. He lives in New York City and Point Clear, Alabama.From Booklist:
You can't really blame Winston Groom. After making the Hollywood novice's mistake of agreeing to a share of the net, not the gross, it's only natural that he would feel a little shortchanged where the movie version of his novel Forrest Grump is concerned. So what better way to improve his own personal bottom line than to put good ole Forrest back to work: a sequel, that's the ticket, with all the royalties going to Groom; do not pass Hollywood on the way to the bank, and later, when the studios come calling, think GROSS. And what about the book itself? Don't expect to find anything but candy in this box of chocolates. Isn't that good ole Forrest explaining to Ronald Reagan how he and Ollie North are going to sell guns for hostages? And isn't that Forrest causing a riot that brings down the Berlin Wall? And how about Forrest on the Upper East Side doing a little insider training with his pals "Ivan Bozosky" and "Mike Mulligan" ? And isn't that our boy in Baghdad, taking Saddam Hussein hostage during the Gulf War? Enough already. Too many chocolates may be good for Winston Groom's bank account, but the effect on my stomach is a bit . . . well, gross. Bill Ott
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Descrizione libro Black Swan, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 240 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.71 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0552996637
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Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110552996637