The Curious Case of Benjamin Button written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest short stories of all time. The book is now a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the story of Benjamin Button who in 1860 is born as an old man and mysteriously begins life backward. At the beginning of the story Benjamin Button is old and worn but as time moves on he grows younger and embraces life. He goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fascinating short story by legendary author F. Scott Fitzgerald, it would make an ideal gift for those who love to read timeless classics and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.