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Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump #3)

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America's most endearing new hero will win smiles and hearts everywhere this July--in the eagerly anticipated Paramount motion picture Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, and the accompanying novel. Now, straight from the movie and book comes Gumpisms, a treasure trove of wit and wisdom from the world according to Gump.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Pocket Books
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Dec 01, 2010 Kristy rated it it was ok
Who doesn't love Forest Gump?!?!?!?

"Bein' an idiot is a lot of fun when ain't nobody lookin'"

"Always be nice to your mama."

"if you got to pee, do not talk about it. Just do it. Might not be time later."

"Some people like me, are born idiots, but many become stupider as they go along."

"only laugh when something is funny."

eh, not the best book in the world... but short and silly.
Stephen Lafleur
May 18, 2014 Stephen Lafleur rated it it was ok
It's short, it's sweet, ok. But it absolutely reeks of an author shoveling out works to capitalize on success.

The "Gumpisms" aren't from the movie. Well, that's fine, you say, because there were two novels, too - but the quotes aren't from there either. They're completely original, and kinda meaningless without context. Kind of like ideas to be splattered within a third book - but where's the book? The absence of any meaning damns this mini-book to be used as a silly birthday present for fans of
Shourya Sarcar
Dec 29, 2015 Shourya Sarcar rated it it was ok
A poor cousin of the movie/novel. A thin book, a nice ego-add to the bookshelf. I picked it up from a library sale. There are about 80 quotes. Maybe 8 strike a chord or evoke a memory of the movie. If someone did not tell you this is from that "famous Forrest Gump movie", you would probably not even read some of these twice.

A sampler: "Do not eat anything you do not know what it is".
Wendy Mills
Feb 10, 2015 Wendy Mills rated it it was amazing
An interesting book filled with entertaining quotes.
Laxly Colen
Sep 20, 2014 Laxly Colen rated it really liked it
inspirational and good for students like me
May 30, 2009 Lee rated it it was ok
ok, what's more embarrassing, that I got this book as a christmas present or that I actually read it? Ya, it was funny and kind of a thought provoking for about the five minutes it takes to read it. Please, you know who you are, don't you dare buy me the t-shirt for christmas next year.
Jun 21, 2008 St-Michel rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1995, own
Um, half this stuff doesn't even sound like something Gump would say and on top of that, a lot of it is just stupid. I suppose in the hype of any movie, pretty much anything is possible though. Whatever.
Ellie  Dynek
Aug 24, 2015 Ellie Dynek rated it it was amazing
A truly sweet and endearing list of guidelines and suggestions for how to live your life according to the profoundly simple standards of Forrest Gump.
Codey Long
Jan 11, 2015 Codey Long rated it did not like it
It was really stupid, really dumb quotes, and a waste of time to read but I read in like 10 minutes so got it over quickly.
Jul 03, 2012 Faithann rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Just a short little book with quote of wisdom from the movie/book Forrest Gump. Quick and Easy read.
Aug 21, 2013 Chhun rated it it was ok
Always be ready to take a chance: look what it did for Rocky.
Mary Tuley
Aug 21, 2007 Mary Tuley rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Can't really do it.
It's not the movie! It's not Tom Hanks! It's not -- pleasant.
Jun 18, 2007 Campingbekki rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: bekkisstuff
just as good if not better than the first
Jackie Gammon
Feb 21, 2013 Jackie Gammon marked it as to-read
I caint wait to read this book
Jun 19, 2007 Candy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVEY ONE
Shelves: forrestgump
Mar 05, 2012 Donna rated it really liked it
Short & funny & so true!
Robert C.
Nov 09, 2012 Robert C. rated it it was amazing
My Hero!
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Winston Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. 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). He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC, and ...more
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