Bob Paris

Writer in British Columbia, Canada

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Bob Paris is a screenwriter, memoirist, poet and novelist. During a long and varied career he has also been an actor, public speaker, social activist, and a (now-retired) professional athlete. He was born December 14th, 1959 and grew up in Brown County and Columbus, Indiana. He immigrated to Canada in early 2003, becoming a Canadian citizen shortly thereafter. He resides in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Bob Paris is the author of several best-selling books. His novelistic memoir, Gorilla Suit, has been called the greatest book ever written about coming of age in the world of bodybuilding. He is presently finishing the literary novels, The Preservationist, Grow and Off-Grid. He is also a screenwriter. Among many other scripts, he developed and wrote the feature screenplay, Grow. He is currently writing/developing the semi-autobiographical feature, The Return and is adapting his memoir Gorilla Suit for the screen.