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Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

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The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.

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 brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller 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 jewelry. Obedience school did no good — Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers 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 behavior, 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. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

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

Review:

"Mr. Grogan knew the workings of Marley's mind. He makes that abundantly clear in Marley and 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." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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"Okay, maybe he chewed things and ran into screen doors, but Marley also taught Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Grogan the meaning of love." Library Journal

Synopsis:

In this funny and poignant memoir about a wildly neurotic Labrador retriever named Marley, an unsuspecting young couple come to understand what really matters. Marley had no brakes on his loyalty, exuberance, or passion.

About the Author

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

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proby, December 17, 2008 (view all comments by proby)
I have read some of marly and me I found what I did read quite fasanating the library where I live has it And I wouldn't minde borrowing it.

kristen


ps I am 34 years old.

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Margie, April 22, 2008 (view all comments by Margie)
A beautiful story about a man and his dog that had me laughing so loud while at lunch that a co-worker came to see what I was doing! It's a touching story any dog lover will enjoy. Even those who do not love dogs will enjoy this book.
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Reggi, April 16, 2008 (view all comments by Reggi)
This is not just another dog book. It is a must read for any animal lover.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060817084
Subtitle:
Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Author:
Grogan, John
Author:
by John Grogan
Author:
McGann, Eileen
Author:
Morris, Dick
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds - Sporting Dogs
Subject:
Labrador retriever
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
PETS / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051018
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.69x5.58x1.02 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages William Morrow & Company - English 9780060817084 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Grogan knew the workings of Marley's mind. He makes that abundantly clear in Marley and 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."
"Review" by , "Okay, maybe he chewed things and ran into screen doors, but Marley also taught Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Grogan the meaning of love."
"Synopsis" by , In this funny and poignant memoir about a wildly neurotic Labrador retriever named Marley, an unsuspecting young couple come to understand what really matters. Marley had no brakes on his loyalty, exuberance, or passion.
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