Waukesha High School
Class of 1955
Our High School is now the
"Les Paul Middle School".
John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American bestselling writer,
attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His
books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.
John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the
University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for
about a decade and served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from
January 1984 to September 1990.
His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after
he began writing it. As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide.
A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell
2 million copies on a first printing.
Grisham's first bestseller, The Firm, sold more than seven million copies. The
book was adapted into a 1993 feature film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise,
and a 2012 TV series which "continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and
his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel." Eight of his other
novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House,
The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill.
June is nice.
If you have an interesting Problem, send it to me.
Check the birthdays. If you aren't there and should be, tell me.
" National Nail Polish Day
" National Olive Day
" National Go Barefoot Day
" National Hazelnut Cake Day
" National Heimlich Maneuver Day
" National Penpal Day
" National Say Something Nice Day
" National Leave The Office Early Day -unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day
" National Doughnut Day - First Friday in June
Send info to George