John Grogan

John Grogan

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in Detroit, The United States
March 20, 1957



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John Grogan's first book, Marley & Me, is a number one international bestseller soon to be released as a major motion picture. His second book is The Longest Trip Home. John lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.

John Grogan isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

I have allowed this blog to go dormant over the past several months as other projects and interests have grabbed and held my attention. I do intend to drop by here as time allows with occasional posts and updates. But in the meantime, you can find me more regularly on Facebook and Twitter, @johngroganbooks.

Thank you all for following along, and here’s hoping everyone has a happy holiday season....

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Average rating: 4.08 · 254,293 ratings · 13,167 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
Marley and Me: Life and Lov...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 252,461 ratings — published 2005 — 95 editions
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Marley: A Dog Like No Other...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 3,806 ratings — published 2007 — 29 editions
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The Longest Trip Home: A Me...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,718 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Sel...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 1,145 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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Bad Dog, Marley!
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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A Very Marley Christmas
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Marley Goes to School
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Marley and the Kittens
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Trick or Treat, Marley!
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Life Is Like a Sailboat: Se...
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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More books by John Grogan…
Bad Dog, Marley! A Very Marley Christmas Marley Goes to School Marley and the Kittens Trick or Treat, Marley!
Marley Picture Books (5 books)
3.846885813148789 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,156 ratings

Marley: The Dog Who Ate My ... Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin Marley's Big Adventure Marley: Strike Three, Marley! Marley: Snow Dog Marley Marley: Firehouse Dog Marley and the Great Easter...
Marley the Dog (An I Can Read series) (20 books)
3.5841584158415842 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 404 ratings

Marley: Christmas Is Coming... Marley: Marley Springs Ahead!
Marley Board Books (2 books)
2.9166666666666665 of 5 stars 2.92 avg rating — 12 ratings

Marley: A Thanksgiving to R...
Marley 8x8" Paperback (1 book)
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings

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December 2008, John Grogan
"I hope that readers can relate on many levels. The kids my age were growing up during the social upheaval of the '60s and '70s, and we were hardwired to question authority. We're all sons and daughters, and we all have to make our peace with our parents and their values to find our own place in the world. That's really what this story is about." ...More

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“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

“Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky”
John Grogan, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog



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