Winston Groom


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in Washington D.C, The United States
March 23, 1943

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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 graduated in 1965. He served in the Army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam. Groom devotes his time to writing history books about American wars. Recently he has lived in Point Clear, Alabama, and Long Island, New York.

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“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
Winston Groom, Gump and Co.

“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.”
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump

“I don't know if mama was right, that we each have a destiny, or if if was Lt Dan, that we are all just floating around, accidental, like on a breeze, but I think... I think... maybe... it's both happening at the same time.”
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump

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