Who is Ernest Hemingway?

Emma Prewitt

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

-Ernest Hemingway

In Key West, Florida, there is an annual Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest. Men and women both compete.
In 1918, Hemingway was unable to pass the military physical because of poor eyesight, but that didn’t stop him from serving. He enlisted as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross.
Hemingway once said that he can’t think of any better way to spend money than on champagne.
  • Hemingway felt it “would be very dangerous” for someone to not attend multiple fights a year.
  • According to Hemingway, his eyelids were particularly thin, causing him to always wake at daybreak.
  • The ending of A Farewell to Arms, one of his novels, was rewritten 39 times.
  • As a young student Ernest Hemingway participated in many sports arenas including track and field, football, boxing and water polo.
In his lifetime, Hemingway published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works.