John Grisham is one of the most successful American authors of our time. He has become world-famous for his extensive list of fictional legal thrillers that keep readers on the edge of their seats and always wanting more. He is one of only three authors (along with Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling) to sell over two million copies on a first printing. His very first bestseller The Firm, published in 1991, eventually sold an impressive seven million copies. Only two short years after the book's release (but before it was officially published), the rights to the screenplay were sold and The Firm hit the box office. The film and book were wildly successful, with the book holding a place on The New York Times bestseller list for 47 consecutive weeks and the film bringing in over $270 million. As if the film and book were not successful enough, a Canadian TV series has been created based on an adaptation of the story and began airing in 2012.
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