John grogan marley and me book
John Grogan - WikipediaAdded by 7 of our members. 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.
Marley & Me
Grogan was born to a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, , the youngest of four siblings. His father, Richard,  was an engineer for General Motors , while his mother, Ruth Marie,  was a stay-at-home mom. The neighborhood served as the setting for much of his memoir, The Longest Trip Home. Grogan notes that his mother's passion and gift for storytelling "wore off" on him. By eighth grade —71 at the Our Lady of Refuge,  he was writing humorous stories about the nuns.
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The dog is poorly behaved and destructive, and the book covers the issues this causes in the family as they learn to accept him in addition to their grief following Marley's death. It has subsequently been adapted by the author in three separate books, as well as separately into a comedy-drama film released in Told in first-person narrative , the book portrays Grogan and his family's life during the thirteen years that they lived with their dog Marley, and the relationships and lessons from this period.
Phil in creative writing Deirdre Madden. Photograph: Daniel Comer. Speaking to a fully booked crowd at Trinity College Dublin this week, Grogan puts on a colourful clinic of storytelling to cap his two-week teaching fellowship at the school. Among the highlights of his storytelling is a poignant - albeit hilarious - anecdote about finding his ageing yellow Labrador Retriever Marley eating sandwich scraps off plates on the kitchen table. Marley thought he was alone in the room. The brief moment of levity soon followed with the realization his yellow Labrador was indeed in his final years, and sorrow set in for the author. The anecdote captures both the joy and heartbreak of owning an animal; the sadness that pets live only a fraction of the human lifespan.