Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What I'm Reading *Marley & Me*

*Marley & Me*
by John Grogan
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 just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
Marley quickly grew into a barreling, 97-pound streamroller of a Labrador Retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged into drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women’s undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good —Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, “Don’t hesitate to use these.”
And yet, his heart was pure. Just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. He shared the couple’s joy at first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a 17-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at wit’s end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.
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OMG! This book was GREAT. If you are dog lover, you definitely need to read this book. It will make you laugh out loud and cry like a baby. I LOVED IT!


4 comments:

DetJessandalltherest said...

I'm not a crier but that book tore me up! I got out of bed and then held Tia for probably 20 minutes and then went back to bed and cried cried cried. - cried the ugly cry, girl.

MandiBrooke said...

I figured out my password! I am just about to finish the book, and have laughed out loud numerous times. I'm getting to the end, so I am sure I will need a box of Kleenex.

The Brown Box said...

I am reading the childs version of Marley and Me--it's called Marley--to Winston!

Julie said...

OMG!!! Never read the book...sorry, not a reader. But the movie....SOOOOOOO sad!! I hope I feel like that when fritz leaves us...but right now, as I am yelling at him to get out of the bathroom trash...I'm thinking it's not likely!

 
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