Marley & Me : Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog (Hardcover) - Grogan, John

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After passing by this book at the book store 4 times, I finally decided that I would buy it to read on the airplane on our latest trip. I can't believe how much I got into the story! I was laughing out loud and crying on the plane. When a fellow passenger asked what I was reading and I told him, he kindly told me the ending of which I had not known. But anyway, I want to write John and tell him how much this book meant to me and we don't even own a dog! We have 2 cats but I still could feel his joy and sorrow.

-Jenny at google quote

I'm a cat person, but after reading this book I REALLY wanted to get a dog!! As a pet owner I was moved by Grogan's handling of the entire subject, especially the last chapters that deal with the decline and eventual death of Marley. I have an older pet, too, and reading that section was helpful in preparing for that inevitable day. Grogan is a skillful storyteller - I'm about to log on and find other books he's written. I'm hooked.

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Life with the worlds most beloved dog.

by Jenny at google on 3/2/2006

After passing by this book at the book store 4 times, I finally decided that I would buy it to read on the airplane on our latest trip. I can't believe how much I got into the story! I was laughing out loud and crying on the plane. When a fellow passenger asked what I was reading and I told him, he kindly told me the ending of which I had not known. But anyway, I want to write John and tell him how much this book meant to me and we don't even own a dog! We have 2 cats but I still could feel his joy and sorrow. Read More

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Makes me want a dog! Even a "Bad" one!

on 4/18/2006

I'm a cat person, but after reading this book I REALLY wanted to get a dog!! As a pet owner I was moved by Grogan's handling of the entire subject, especially the last chapters that deal with the decline and eventual death of Marley. I have an older pet, too, and reading that section was helpful in preparing for that inevitable day. Grogan is a skillful storyteller - I'm about to log on and find other books he's written. I'm hooked. Read More

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From the Publisher:
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good - Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, "Don't hesitate to use these."

And yet Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.

About the Author:
John Grogan is the Pennsylvania columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the former editor in chief of Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. Previously he worked as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist at newspapers in Michigan and Florida. His work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Consumer Journalism Award. He lives on a wooded hillside in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060817084
SKU 31192185
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060817089
Release Date 11/1/2005
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1T
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Annotation Marley is a hyperactive, intractable, mischievous, and entirely lovable yellow Lab, acquired by John Grogan and his wife because they thought having a dog would prepare them for parenthood. Not only did Marley take over their lives, but when children did eventually come along, Marley retained his place as firstborn and supremely difficult child. Grogan's very amusing chronicle of Marley's life and adventures is a first-rate memoir of a memorable pet.
Editors Note Follows the life story of an exuberant golden Labrador who gets into perpetual trouble and experiences a range of inspiring adventures, from comforting his human companions in the aftermath of a devastating miscarriage, to shutting down an entire beach, to guarding a seventeen-year-old neighbor in the aftermath of a stabbing attack.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0291
Publisher William Morrow & Company

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