Marley and Me
2006. A near fine, unmarked copy.
This No.1 Sunday Times bestseller tells the heart-warming tale of how a wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy could grow into a barrelling, ninety-seven pound stramroller of a Labrador retriever who would prove that unconditional love comes in many forms. 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. Along comes Marley, mischievous, hyperactive and so unruly he is expelled from obedience school. How could they possibly know that this incorrigible dog could teach them more about love for life than they could hope to teach him? Since becoming a major motion picture, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, this heart-warming and unforgettable story of a family and their haphazard dog has become a timeless family favourite.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Biography of the Year 2007.
'A book with intense appeal ... tenderly follows its subject from sunrise to sunset, from the ball-of-fluff stage to the heartbreaking farewell.' -- New York Times 'The reason Marley & Me has proved to be a bestseller is that it is not just a funny dog story ... It's a universal story of family life and a publishing sensation' -- The Times 'Made me laugh so much I pulled a muscle in my solar plexus' -- Daily Mail 'This is a wonderful, moving book that even non-dog-lovers cannot fail to enjoy.' -- Mail on Sunday
John Grogan has spent more than 25 years as a newspaper journalist, most recently as metropolitan columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Previously he worked as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist at newspapers in Michigan and Florida. He also is the former editor in chief of Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. His work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Consumer Journalism Award. He lives in the Pennsylvania countryside with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.