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Marley & Me By John Grogan

Marley & Me
by John Grogan

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


Marley & Me by John Grogan

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 bought home Marley, a wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into a barrelling, ninety-seven pound steamroller 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 jewellery. Obedience school did no good -- Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilisers 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 behaviour, 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. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms. The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. For lovers of Tuesdays with Morrie, The Year of Magical Thinking, and even, of course, dogs!

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Marley & Me Reviews


"'a book with intense appeal... tenderly follows its subject from sunrise to sunset, from the ball-of-fluff stage to the heartbreaking farewell.' - New York Times"

About John Grogan


John Grogan is an award-winning journalist and the Pennsylvania columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine. He lives on a wooded hillside in Pennsylvania with his wife Jenny and their three children, four chickens and a surprisingly calm puppy called Gracie.

Additional information

GOR000833139
Marley & Me by John Grogan
John Grogan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-06-29
304
0340922095
9780340922095
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Biography of the Year 2007
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.