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About the Author

Bestselling author, John Grogan, was born on March 20, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. He majored in journalism and English at Central Michigan University. In 1985, Grogan won a fellowship into the Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University, where he obtained his show more Masters degree. Grogan earned a second fellowship at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. Grogan's first full-time writing job was as a police reporter for the Herald-Palladium in Michigan. Grogan has also written for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and was also editor of Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. Grogan's book, Marley and Me, spent over seventy-six weeks on the bestseller list and was made into a movie in 2008. Grogan and his wife, Jenny, live in rural Pennsylvania. show less

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Works by John Grogan

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog (2005) — Author — 11,408 copies
Marley: A Dog Like No Other (2007) 1,271 copies
Bad Dog, Marley! (2007) 709 copies
Marley's Big Adventure (2009) 698 copies
The Longest Trip Home (2008) 518 copies
Strike Three, Marley! (2010) — Creator — 391 copies
Marley Goes to School (2009) 305 copies
Messy Dog (2011) 247 copies
A Very Marley Christmas (2008) 238 copies
Snow Dog Marley (2010) 235 copies
Marley and the Kittens (2010) 224 copies
Marley to the Rescue! (2008) 169 copies
Farm Dog (2011) 148 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1957-03-20
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Places of residence
Pennsylvania, USA
Florida, USA
Education
Central Michigan University
Occupations
journalist
reporter
bureau chief
columnist (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
editor-in-chief (Organic Gardening magazine)
Organizations
Organic Gardening
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Awards and honors
Consumer Journalism Award
Short biography
John Grogan is the Pennsylvania columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the former editor in chief of Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. Previously he worked as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist at newspapers in Michigan and Florida. His work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Consumer Journalism Award. He lives on a wooded hillside in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children, and a surprisingly calm Labrador retriever named Gracie. [from Marley and Me, 2005]

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Reviews

This is book is both funny and touching. John Grogan grew up in conservative Catholic family. John was a rebellious youth much to the dismay of his parents who were conservative Catholics. They wanted their children to attend mass every week, no drinking or smoking. John broke all the rules, that made for some really funny stories. John became a journalist and wrote a best selling, humorous book about his dog, Marley which made his parents proud. In the end, John made peace with his parents even though they had a difference of opinion. The humor in this book reminded me of the book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson about a boy growing up in Des Moines, Iowa.… (more)
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dara85 | 38 other reviews | May 1, 2024 |
I laughed & I cried while reading this book. There were a few parts that did irritate me, like when Marley was ill and Grogan was talking about the cost of treatment, etc. All in all, though, I think this book was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.
 
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thatnerd | 371 other reviews | Mar 2, 2024 |
Family?s experience in raising an incorrigible retriever.
 
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bentstoker | 371 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
(2005)JPretty good remembrance of family and their wild but lovable goofy dog.
 
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Works
37
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Popularity
#1,212
Rating
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Reviews
510
ISBNs
416
Languages
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Favorited
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