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The Longest Trip Home: A memoir

John Grogan

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

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

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John Grogan

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.

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