John was ranked No.80 on Forbes list of "The Top 100 Celebrities" in 2006. He was ranked No.91 in 2007
The book that John Grisham says is his favorite is that he wrote is A Time To Kill.
John Grisham's book Skipping Christmas was made into a movie starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, called Christmas With The Kranks.
When John Grisham was a young child, he wanted to be a professional baseball player.
John worked 60-70 hours a week when he was practicing law.
When he was younger, John always wanted to be a professional baseball player.
John played the Commissioner in the 2004 film Mickey which he also wrote.
John practiced law for nearly 10 years in Southaven and specialized in criminal defense and personal injury litigation.
John wrote the his first novel, A Time to Kill after overhearing testimony of a 12 year old rape victim while at the Dessoto County Courthouse.
John helped write the screenplay for the 1998 film .
John has six ballfields that he built on his property which have played host to over 350 kids on 26 different Little League teams.
John has sold over 60 million novels around the world.
John married his wife Renee Jones on May 8th 1981.
John was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1990.
In 1981, John graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
John grew up in a very small, close-knit, Southern Baptist family in Mississippi.
John only received $100,000 for selling his movie rights to his 1991 novel, The Firm.
John, his wife Renee, and their children currently reside in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 1995, John reportedly received $6,000,000 for selling the movie rights to his 1989 novel A Time to Kill
John devotes much of his down time to charitable causes which includes taking mission trips with his church group.
In 1977, John graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
In 1973, John graduated from Southaven High School in Southaven, Mississippi.
John has the casting approval rights for movies based on his novels.
John Grisham: I always try to tell a good story, one with a compelling plot that will keep the pages turning. That is my first and primary goal. Sometimes I can tackle an issue--homelessness, tobacco litigation, insurance fraud, the death penalty--and wrap a good story around it. These are the best books, the ones with a story and a message. Other times, I simply want to entertain. I see no deviation from this in the near future.
John Grisham: I was a lawyer for 10 years, and several of my clients had the misfortune, through no fault of my own, of going to prison. I visited them occasionally. Prisons are fascinating places, especially when the inmates are educated white-collar types. Later, when my books were getting published, I received a large amount of mail from lawyers in prison. Their stories were almost always interesting.