Marley & Me - WikipediaPhil in creative writing Deirdre Madden. Photograph: Daniel Comer. Speaking to a fully booked crowd at Trinity College Dublin this week, Grogan puts on a colourful clinic of storytelling to cap his two-week teaching fellowship at the school. Among the highlights of his storytelling is a poignant - albeit hilarious - anecdote about finding his ageing yellow Labrador Retriever Marley eating sandwich scraps off plates on the kitchen table. Marley thought he was alone in the room. The brief moment of levity soon followed with the realization his yellow Labrador was indeed in his final years, and sorrow set in for the author.
Marley & Me
The dog is poorly behaved and destructive, and the book covers the issues this causes in the family as they learn to accept him in addition to their grief following Marley's death. It has subsequently been adapted by the author in three separate books, as well as separately into a comedy-drama film released in Told in first-person narrative , the book portrays Grogan and his family's life during the thirteen years that they lived with their dog Marley, and the relationships and lessons from this period. Marley, a yellow Labrador Retriever , is described as a high-strung, boisterous, and somewhat uncontrolled dog. He is strong, powerful, endlessly hungry, eager to be active, and often destructive of their property but completely without malice. Marley routinely fails to "get the idea" of what humans expect of him; at one point, mental illness is suggested as a plausible explanation for his behavior. His acts and behaviors are forgiven, however, since it is clear that he has a heart of gold and is merely living within his nature.
A big, slavering, hyperactive golden lab. A dog called Marley. Grogan's memoir Marley and Me, about the yellow dog who barrelled into his life and stole his heart, has sold six million copies worldwide. It is published in 36 languages and has now been made into a movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as Grogan and his wife. Like it or not, he will always be associated with That Dog. Grogan, 51, a former journalist, is at peace with that, even if he is still slightly bemused by its success.
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Added by 7 of our members. 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, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other.