A wonderful memoir about a family and their crazy, loveable Lab - funny, sweet and moving. I could not put it down. For pet lovers everywhere.
âMarley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog John Groganâ
I give this book Two Paws Up. Loved it!!! I've listened to it on CD no less than five times.
âMarley & Meâ will take you on adventures that will make you laugh so hard you cry. It is a âMust Readâ for anyone who owns a Labrador. You will develop a special bond with Marley and John. I think every dog owner, or everyone who thought of owning a dog should read this wonderful book.
The only hard part for me was towards the end of the book as Marley aged, just as all lifelong companions do. I could relate to all that Marley (the dog) was dealing with and the questions and answers of John & his family. Like I told my friends, if you need to stop before the last chapter or twoâ¦.you will still have a wonderful read.
For myself, I am happy that I did not stop reading as Marley aged. The last chapter touched my heart. If you can deal with the age issueâ¦.get a box of tissues and read on.
Also you may want to note there are two versions of this book:
(1) âMarley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog John Groganâ (First book?)
(2) Marley: A Dog Like No Other - Reading Level: Ages 9-12 (same storyâ¦but age appropriate for younger readers)
I have both versions and I've enjoyed both. This is one book (or 2) I will be keeping for myself and will be buying copies to give as gifts.
This was the perfect book for me to read right now. Of course, it brought me to tears numerous times, but in reading Grogan's eulogy to his dog, it brought back so many memories of my Buns. And Grogan really described exactly how I ache right now. I just hurt and he really captured that pain in beautiful words. But it also shed light on the pains that an elderly dog goes through and I wish so, so much that my Buns could've gone grey, deaf and blind, though a part of me acknowledges that I should be thankful that in that way, he was spared a lot of pain. He was running around less than 24 hours before his body collapsed and shut down, so I suppose there is some comfort in that. My poor, poor little Bunsy-baby...
Wow - get the tissues out when you read this - especially if you have senior dogs. This book is so well written - makes you feel like you personallly know the entire family. It was a keeper that's for sure.
Wonderful book. You really fall in love with this dog. A million emotions went through me while reading this book. I laughed, cried, and got angry all at once. Recently went and saw the movie and it really didn't do the book justice in my opinion.