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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia
  • Hodder & Stoughton

Marley & Me: Life and love with the world's worst dog

John Grogan

7 Reviews

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance, Humour, Domestic animals & pets, Dogs as pets

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

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Praise for Marley & Me: Life and love with the world's worst dog

  • 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 memorable dog, and in the hands of a writer as observant, unsentimental, and piercing as Grogan, this is a human-canine journey dog lovers will want to take. - Jon Katz, bestselling author of A DOG YEAR and DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM

  • As the owner of a ninety-pound Bouvier, who as a puppy routinely had me screaming on all fours in front of our entire obedience class, I laughed out loud reading John Grogan's hilarious description of his attempts to train his Lab Marley. As they say, No pain, no gain. Grogan's gain-and the reader's too-is Marley, a Hall of Fame dog if there ever was one. - John Burnham Schwartz, author of RESERVATION ROAD and CLAIRE MARVEL

  • a sweet, funny tale - THE AGE

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John Grogan

John Grogan's first book, Marley & Me was a number one international bestseller and was released as a major movie in 2008, breaking box office records. The DVD was released in July 09. John lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children. His latest book, The Longest Trip Home is out now.

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