Such a wonderful story. Full of humor and fun also. Probably one of the best books out there!
Great movie edition of the book. If you've seen it you need to read it.
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, hurculean, and surprisingly savy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of Univerity of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a worl-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with cildlike wisdome at the insanity all around him. In between misadentures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it....
If you haven't read this, you need to. Humor mixed with philosophy.
"Bein a idiot is no box of chocolates," but"at least I ain't led no hum-drum life,"says Forrest Gump, the lovable, suprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic novel. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out-and goes on to be a Vietnam war hero, a world-class ping-pong player, a wrestler, and a business tycoon. He compares battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discovers the truth andbout Richard Nixon, and suffers the ups and downs of true love. Now, Forrest Gump is telling all-in a madcap, screwball romp trough three decades of the American landscape. It's Gump's amazing travels..and you've got to read them to believe them.
From the back of the book