John Grogan is an award-winning American journalist and author of the international bestsellers Marley and Me, which was made into a major feature film starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, and The Longest Trip Home. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. For more information visit johngroganbooks.com
Labrador retrievers are generally considered even-tempered, calm and reliable-and then there's Marley, the subject of this delightful tribute to one Lab who doesn't fit the mold. Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife, Jenny, were newly married and living in West Palm Beach when they decided that owning a dog would give them a foretaste of the parenthood they anticipated. Marley was a sweet, affectionate puppy who grew into a lovably naughty, hyperactive dog. With a light touch, the author details how Marley was kicked out of obedience school after humiliating his instructor (whom Grogan calls Miss Dominatrix) and swallowed an 18-karat solid gold necklace (Grogan describes his gross but hilarious "recovery operation"). With the arrival of children in the family, Marley became so incorrigible that Jenny, stressed out by a new baby, ordered her husband to get rid of him; she eventually recovered her equilibrium and relented. Grogan's chronicle of the adventures parents and children (eventually three) enjoyed with the overly energetic but endearing dog is delivered with great humor. Dog lovers will love this account of Grogan's much loved canine. Agent, Laurie Abkemeier. (On sale Oct. 25) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Okay, maybe he chewed things and ran into screen doors, but Marley also taught Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Grogan the meaning of love. Morrow's big hit at BEA. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Mr. Grogan knew the workings of Marley's mind. He makes that abundantly clear in Marley & Me, a very funny valentine to all those four-legged "big, dopey, playful galumphs that seemed to love life with a passion not often seen in this world." It's a book with intense but narrow appeal, strictly limited to anyone who has ever had, known or wanted a dog. - New York TimesA must for anyone who's ever had a canine pal - and even for those cat lovers who might be persuaded by the merits of man's best friend. - Sunday Herald SunLabrador retrievers are generally considered even-tempered, calm and reliable - and then there's Marley, the subject of this delightful tribute to one Lab who doesn't fit the mold . . . Grogan's chronicle of the . . . overly energetic but endearing dog is delivered with great humor. Dog lovers will love this account of Grogan's much loved canine. - Publishers WeeklyGrogan . . . offers a humorous and loving tribute to Marley (after Bob Marley), his late 100-pound yellow Labrador . . . Readers will delight in this tribute; recommended. - Library JournalExpect to laugh, cry, and shake your head as you read this book. John Grogan understands that the journeys that people and dogs sometimes take together are a reflection of us and our world - of our own humanity and of the joys and sorrows and ups and downs of life. Marley is a great and m