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Forrest Gump


Winston Francis Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. He is known for writing Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film by Robert Zemeckis in 1994. He has also written numerous non-fiction works, on diverse subjects including the American Civil War and World War I. 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, a film starring Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump has an IQ of about 70 but realizes that he is smarter than a lot of "normal" people. He escapes "special school" by growing big and strong enough for football where he makes the All State team and is recruited by Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama. There Forrest meets Bubba, who teaches him to play the harmonica, and the instrument changes Forrest's life. Forrest flunks out, is immediately drafted, messes up at Ft. Benning, GA, and arrives in Vietnam in time for the Tet Offensive. For rescuing his mortally-wounded friend Bubba, Forrest is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Recovering from a minor wound, Forrest meets Lt. Dan, whose philosophy about natural laws change Forrest's outlook on life. In Washington, DC, Forrest enjoys the President's hospitality but during a recruitment lecture ad libs that the war is "a bunch of shit." You can listen online to free English audiobook “Forrest Gump” by Winston Groom on our website. Enjoy it!

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