Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home.In his international bestseller MARLEY & ME, John Grogan perfectly described the love of a family for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how unconditional love can come in many forms. Now, in THE LONGEST TRIP HOME, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour abou
Told with the same blend of humour and poignancy that made Marley & Me beloved by millions around the world, this is John Grogan's story of a boy and his family and of life long before that dog.
Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home...
In his international bestseller Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described the love of a family for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how love can come in many forms. Now, in The Longest Trip Home, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour about the relationship between a boy and his parents.
As a 'bad' boy in a good family, John didn't always live up to his parents' expectations, but as a man he came to understand the unconditional love they gave him. In this book, John describes his painful, funny and poignant journey into adulthood. A fateful call from his father would lead him on the next leg of his journey - the trip back home.
As warm and moving as Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home is a lyrical tribute to the power of family and love.
PRAISE for The Longest Trip Home:
'Grogan follows up Marley & Me with a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood in suburban Detroit.' Publishers Weekly (starred)
'If you enjoyed Marley & Me, you'll be equally amused and moved by this story' The Weekend Australian
'The strength of this book is the poignancy of the father-son relationship.' Sun-Herald
'moving and written with humour' The Age
'sentences that are lyrical and observations that are wry and witty' The Washington Post
'It's easy to think of John Grogan as your new best friend after reading this memoir.' Herald Sun
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.