Book Review: Marley and Me

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Book Review: Marley and Me

Marley and Me

by John Grogan

Reviewed By Sue PhillipsBook Review: Marley and Me

Imagine bringing into your home a very cute, four legged, ball of fluff puppy for the first time.  What could possibly go wrong?  Plenty, apparently!!!

Marley & Me is a true account of the colourful life of Marley – a boisterous and neurotic Labrador retriever lovingly dubbed “the worst dog ever”, and his family, author John Grogan and his wife and children.

His appetite like his heart was enormous and he grew up devouring everything he was given and then some, and then some more in fact anything that wasn’t nailed down and some things that were.  In an effort to contain this 44kg so called steamroller he was enrolled in obedience school.  Unfortunately, it was an epic fail and Marley was expelled!!

Through chaos and much hilarity he won their hearts and to the end was a true model of devotion to his family even at the worst of times. This is a story of unconditional love and a true experience of what really matters in life. You will laugh out loud until the tears roll down your face at Marley’s antics and have tears of sadness at the realities and frailties of life and family. Get out the tissues and find a comfy spot to relax because this is an unforgettable, good for the soul book that all pet lovers will enjoy!

Recommend it? Definitely, a great read for all ages, you will laugh til you cry and then just cry!!!

Final Rating:


4 ½ Stars

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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