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Marley & Me: Life And Love With The World's Worst Dog

112 Ratings: 3.1
a book by John Grogan - a humorous account of life with an atypical labrador retriever

   Product Description 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 young and in love, with a perfect little house and … see full wiki

Author: John Grogan
Genre: Memoirs, Nonfiction
Publisher: Harper; Rep Mti edition
Date Published: October 28, 2008
25 reviews about Marley & Me: Life And Love With The World's...
review by . December 29, 2010
Marley and Me: Nonconformist or Menace, You Decide
    I bought a copy of John Grogan's Marley & Me in a CVS two years ago (this was, of course, before I started boycotting CVS, but that's a topic for another blog post) but didn't get around to reading it until this past Sunday. I read most of it in one sitting, starved for the luxury of curling up with the proverbial good book.         If you've been following this blog with any regularity, then you know that I don't like dogs. …
review by . January 10, 2010
Marley & Me: A Memoir
I simply had to have this book after watching the movie.  The novel is solidly written and while the movie sticks pretty much to the book, there's so much more detail of the life of John Grogan, his family, and good old Marley that you'll want to make sure and pick up both movie and book.   John Grogan was a reporter turned columnist in South Florida when he and his bride Jenny purchased an adorable little puppy and named him Marley, after Bob Marley.  Marley proved, while growing …
review by . June 22, 2010
John Grogan got it right. I have had dogs my entire life, and work as a volunteer at a dog shelter. There are so many amazing little moments we have with our dogs, and that is something that usually becomes a "you had to be there" moment.       But Mr. Grogan captures all the "you had to be there" moments in his book Marley and Me so accurately it felt like I was raising Marley, too.      I hesitated to read this book for a long time …
review by . October 05, 2010
Pros: excellent story, funny, entertaining      Cons: the book is about dogs and I definitely am not a fan of dogs      The Bottom Line: Very humorous book that shows how people can truly grow around an animal and begin to welcome that animal as a major part of their lives.      I'm not exactly sure when I first started hating dogs, but I'm assuming it was probably when I actually had to take care of one myself for the first time. …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
If you love dogs you will love this book. It really is a good account of dog ownership.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Movie was good, but I find the book very hard to get into. For some reason, I fall asleep every time I try to read it.
review by . July 07, 2010
Don't Miss This One!
Has anyone ever thought about what it would be like to live with the world's worst dog? By reading this book the reader may just start to be able to understand what it would feel like. I haven't read a book with so much great detail in a long time, and "Marley and Me" by Josh Grogan is just that kind of book. Josh Grogan, born in Motor City, Detroit, Michigan, is also the author of his own memoir, "The Longest Trip" Home, and has loved writing since he was young. As I …
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
If you love dogs, it's hard not to love this book.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
John Grogan cant train his dog so he writes a comical book about the dog's bad habits.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
one of the saddest books ive read in my entire life. the whole book the guys wife is picking on the dog, and she dislikes him for doing things that dogs do. they mess up your house, make a huge mess, and dont ever clean up after themselves. and the guy does everything in his power to keep the dog. then the ending, is one of the saddest things ive ever read/heard/seen in my entire life, the movie had a good depiction of how he felt. this book really shows "mans best friend" =)
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
i'm biased because he grew up in the same neighborhood and time period as my mom, so it was really interesting to read about their similar childhoods!
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
I laughed, I cried, I hugged my book. This one is a roller coaster that has you looking at family and the pets in them a lot differently.
review by . June 24, 2010
   You don't understand what "a man's best friend" means until you have that best friend.  They are the best silent listeners, cuddlers, and lovers you can ever have.  Even with Marley causing minor disasters from day 1, the couple continue to love and care for him as they grow into their lives together.  The book details the excitement of having a new puppy and greatly demonstrates how they become more than just a family pet.  Marley is one of the …
review by . June 23, 2010
This book, as stated in the name, is about a dog named Marley. If you have a dog you will love this book, up until the end. It goes through all the joys of having a new puppy and the hardships of training a new dog, while the relationship of the two people who own the dog are budding too. As the dog gets older, the family gets stronger and larger. Im not going to give away the ending, although i am sure that you may already know but it is a real tear jerker. I cried for the last 50 pages straight. …
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Great read for dog lovers.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Too predictable and sentimental, even for a devout lover of dogs.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
Cute story and very funny at times.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
It made me laugh and cry. I didn't see the movie, but could envision all the antics of Marley, very descriptive.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
a great book but it will make you cry
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Great book and wonderful movie!
review by . January 08, 2009
Pros: John Grogan gives an outstanding look at life, while raising a puppy and a family.     Cons: The book and the movie are not exactly the same.     The Bottom Line: I can give a book and movie both five stars.  You will not be disappointed by reading the book or seeing the movie.     My wife and I purchased this book before the movie came out.  I was not interested in the book until she had got done reading it.  We purchased …
review by . November 14, 2007
Pros: Heartwarming and hilarious goodies     Cons: Be prepared to tear up - especially if you own an old dog yourself.     The Bottom Line: A cozy read no matter where you are. Just be ready for the end that has to come.     Even though Marley & Me came out a year or so ago, it wasn’t until recently that I noticed it, or at least Marley, was everywhere. As I work at a Barnes & Noble, it is likely that I never would have noticed it otherwise. …
review by . December 16, 2006
I bought Marley & Me because I am a dog lover, because I have a soft spot for Labs and because the book was on the best seller list. It wasn't what I expected. I guess what I expected was the life and adventures of Marley the dog with some anecdotes about the Grogan family. What I felt like I got was the life and adventures of the Grogan family with anecdotes about Marley the dog. The book often felt to me that Mr. Grogan's ego was battling with Marley for the main character of the story.    Tha …
review by . September 14, 2006
The author, John Grogan, and his wife, Jenny, newly married and worried about facing the trials and tribulations of raising children, decided owning a dog would be good practice for them. With fond memories of childhood pets leading them onward, they picked Marley, a Labrador retriever, from a large litter of pups. From day one, Marley proved to be a handful. He devoured everything in sight, tore through the house, ripped through screen doors, flung spit over the walls and guests, and worst of all, …
review by . December 15, 2005
Like other reviewers, I couldn't resist the cover photo of Marley. What a precious "mug" on a precious "mutt" ... and I mean that in the most loving way.    This book had me laughing one minute, crying the next. What a mix of emotions it aroused.    This is a real book about a dog and his family, their trials and tribulations, told in a very down-to-earth, readable style.    Highly recommended for adults and children.
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