39 Facts About John Grisham

1. John Grisham garnered warm critical comments for The Runaway Jury, a novel that details the ability of a few individuals to manipulate a jury in the direction that will bring them the greatest financial reward.

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2. John Grisham acknowledged to an Entertainment Weekly interviewer that his second, third, and fourth books are formula-driven.

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3. On May 8, 1981, John Grisham married Renee Jones, and the couple had two children, Sha and Ty.

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4. John Grisham changed his colleges three times before completing his BS degree in accounting from Mississippi State University in 1977.

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5. John Grisham is a second born son of parents Wanda Skidmore Grisham and John Grisham, born on February 8, 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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6. John Grisham is a writer, attorney, and a political activist.

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7. John Grisham wrote his third novel—The Pelican Brief, about a female law student investigating the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices—in only three months.

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8. John Grisham vowed to "take a naked stab at commercial fiction" with his next novel, The Firm, about a law school graduate who is seduced into joining a Memphis law firm that turns out to be a front for the Mafia.

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9. John Grisham became one of the fastest-selling writers of modern fiction.

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10. John Grisham has continued to nurture his love for baseball, overseeing the construction of multiple baseball fields around his home and becoming a Little League commissioner.

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11. John Grisham has gotten into the habit of beginning his next novel the morning after he has sent a completed manuscript to agent Garon in New York.

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12. In 1983 John Grisham was elected to the Mississippi state legislature, where he served as a Democrat for seven years, hoping to increase spending for education.

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13. John Grisham moved to Oxford, Mississippi with his family to give them more time and concentrate on his writing.

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14. John Grisham served Mississippi House of Representatives after being elected in 1983.

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15. John Grisham drifted through three different colleges before finally obtaining a degree.

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16. John Grisham settled with his parents in Southaven where he spent his younger years.

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17. John Grisham is a New York Times bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his legal thrillers.

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18. John Grisham co-authored the letter with author Greg Iles; the pair contacted various public figures from Mississippi for support.

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19. John Grisham wrote for The New York Times in 2013 about an unjustly held prisoner at Guantanamo.

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20. John Grisham contributed to a $1.2 million donation to the Cavalier baseball team in Charlottesville, Virginia, which was used in the 2002 renovation of Davenport Field.

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21. John Grisham remains a fan of Mississippi State University's baseball team and wrote about his ties to the university and the Left Field Lounge in the introduction for the book Dudy Noble Field: A Celebration of MSU Baseball.

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22. In 1996, John Grisham built a $3.8 million youth baseball complex.

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23. John Grisham once said, "I have some very deep religious convictions that I keep to myself, and when I see people using them for political gain it really irritates me.

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24. John Grisham said, "I'm hoping primarily to entertain and interest kids, but at the same time I'm quietly hoping that the books will inform them, in a subtle way, about law.

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25. John Grisham drifted so much that he changed colleges three times before completing a degree.

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26. John Grisham decided to return to his hometown as a trial lawyer.

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27. John Grisham wrote about the job: "there was no future in it".

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28. John Grisham was promoted to a fence crew for $1.50 an hour.

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29. John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University and received a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.

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30. John Grisham takes readers on journey to Deep South in new novel.

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31. John Grisham added, "Mrs Trump has a very positive relationship with Chief Kelly and there.

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32. John Grisham has testified before Congress on behalf of the Innocence Project.

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33. John Grisham has a lifelong passion for baseball demonstrated partly by his support of Little League activities in both Oxford and in Charlottesville.

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34. In 2017, John Grisham released two of his legal thriller books.

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35. In 2010, John Grisham started writing a series of legal thrillers for children aged 9 to 12 years.

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36. John Grisham said the big case came in 1984, but it was not his case.

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37. John Grisham successfully argued his clients' case, earning them a jury award of US$ 683,500—the biggest verdict of his career.

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38. John Grisham started working for a nursery as a teenager, watering bushes for US$1.00 an hour.

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39. When John Grisham was four years old, his family settled in Southaven, Mississippi.

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