Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
John Grogan touched our hearts with his #1 New York Times bestseller Marley & Me, the unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-published photographs, this special edition includes a personal message from...more
Marley sounds like an amusing guy; but I think pets are like kids - you don't get nearly as much joy from people telling you stories about their kids as you do from watching your own. I have dogs whom I love very much, and often things they do I find to be very entertaining even though others might not derive the same level of enjoyment if I were to tell them all about it. For this reason, there are no parts of the book that are truly funny....more
Marley & Me is the predictable and somewhat cliche story about a dog and his owner. If you pick up this book expecting a unique story, put it down and look for something else.
If you pick up this book expecting to learn about how to train your dog, put it down and look for something else.
If you pick up this book wanting to read a touching, but very entertaining story about bein...more
There is no reason to ever buy a dog, ever. Ever. There are dogs dying all over the country because people abandon their animals or neglect to have them spayed/neute...more
"Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Owner." For crying out loud--get this poor dog some exercise and a trainer!
I hate books and movies like this: The "zany" antics of poorly-trained, poorly-raised, poorly-managed pets and their self-centered, moronic, owners. I'm always afraid stories like this will encourage other ill-informed, clueless people to adopt dogs they can't handle.
I've owned dogs all my life and never had probl...more
I never 'dog-ear' pages in the books I read. I like my books to remain looking as new as possible and I enjoy perfectly pressed paper with no...more
And that is why it was so tough to read the end. Yes, you know how it ends. But Grogan's description of the canine aging process is really accurate. Dogs do live in...more
Because each book we read is affected by the experiences in our lives that we bring to the reading, I'm not sure if someone who has never loved something furry would love this book. It would be int...more
Just like Marley, my Golden-Retriever, Alfey is a classic example of the above mentioned fact. All dogs are! One just needs to see.
A Great piec...more
So in that sense I may not be the best person to review this book. I certianly wasn't interested in the premise, which is, couple gets psyc...more
If, like me, you've shared part of your life and living space with a dog, then th...more
It is like my heart is already mourning her before she is gone so I am able to cherish each moment with her while she is still with us.
Sunny is still a puppy of two years and will still be a child at the age of 10, she refuses to grow up.
After reading about 'Marley'. I am able to certain every moment with her while most would t...more
Marley & Me is one of those books that people knowingly chuckle about when they’ve hear you have a puppy of the retriever persuasion. And, as a first-time dog guardian with more than an inkling of knowledge about the behavior of the canine in this book, I myself was hesi...more
Esta é uma estória verídica, narrada na primeira pessoa por um jornalista americano que resolveu admitir na sua vida um pequeno ser de quatro patas, que se viria a tornar no seu melhor amigo e fiel companheiro durante treze anos. Num conjunto de crónicas que acompanham esta jornada atribulada, o autor revela as mais importantes lições de vida que aprendeu, todas elas através do seu cão, Marley.
Marley é provavelmente a representação fidedign...more
stayed true throughout- not high end literature for those who want it, but a very enjoyable summer read. it made me think of patches and her regular antics: dragging 10 ft of technicolor pooh across the yard after eating a decorative rope thingy; biting even the off-duty mailman; dragging me along on our "walks" and then being dragged home once she was tired out and over it; barking for 1...more
This is the dog book of all dog books right? The one that "started" it all.....
This is a beautiful story and even though we have to wade through the "bad" dog books to get to the great ones these days I think dog lovers everywhere have to thank Grogan for sharing Marley with the world.
I'd urge any dog lover to read...more
Galvenais varonis Džons ir gādīgs, vidusmēra vīrietis. Džons vēlas sasniegt savus sapņus, mērķus, lielisku darbu, lielu māju, kuplu ģimeni, lai viņi ar sievu varētu justies laimīgi. Tā kā galvenais varonis vēl nav gatavs audzināt bērnus, viņš iegādājas savai līgavai Dženij...more
One part of the book that made me particularly happy was that they deci...more
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