The hilarious and unforgettable true story that delighted millions of readers worldwide and became a smash-hit film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.
John and Jenny were young and deeply in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow fur baby, and life was never the same again.
Marley quickly grew into an uncontrollable 44-kilo steamroller of a Labrador retriever. Expelled from obedience school, even the tranquilizers prescribed by the vet couldn't stop him. Yet, through the chaos and the hilarity, Marley won hearts and remained a model of devotion to his family, even when they were at their wits' end.
Marley & Me is the heartwarming story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who showed them that unconditional love can come in many forms.
'a sweet, funny tale' The Age
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 Times
A 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 Sun
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'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 Weekly
Grogan . . . 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 Journal
Expect 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
John Grogan lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside. As well as the number-one international bestseller MARLEY AND ME, John wrote the bestselling THE LONGEST TRIP HOME. He was a columnist for the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, the SUN-SENTINEL and editor of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine. John's work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Consumer Journalism Award.