Marley and Me

Marley and Me : Life and love with the world's worst dog - a funny and heartbreaking worldwide bestseller

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 138 x 207 x 23mm | 210g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 073362071X
  • 9780733620713

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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
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About 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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