With a dictionary for difficult words.)
A life story told in reverse, Benjamin Button is born as a 70-year-old man only to get younger as he ages. From his first day in the world, Benjamin never ceases to scandalize everyone merely by his existence. Much like his peers, he gets an education, socializes, works, falls in love, gets married... Except, he is nothing like the others. F. Scott Fitzgerald called it “the funniest story ever written”. The 2008 movie adaptation directed by David Fincher won several Academy Awards.
“The most curious thing about Benjamin Button's life is how ordinary it seems. All the usual triumphs and miseries are there: it's just that the start and end aren't the same.”