"Marley & Me" Author John Grogan
With his 2005 bestselling memoir Marley & Me, journalist John Grogan touched the hearts of millions around the world with the heartwarming tale of a young family in the making and the mischievous yellow Lab that would change them forever. Now, in his bestselling memoir The Longest Trip Home John Grogan recounts his similarly adventurous childhood growing up in a loving but comically religious family.
In the Grogan household outside Detroit, the rooms were filled with crucifixes and statues of the Virgin Mary; rosaries hung from the bedposts; bottles of holy water filled the medicine cabinet. There were family vacations to miracle sites and priests at the dinner table. But the more that young John tried to embrace his parents’ devotion and faith, the more things seemed to go awry—often in very big ways.
Thus begins John Grogan’s charming and poignant memoir The Longest Trip Home, in which Grogan recounts his life before Marley and writes of the universal journey we all take as sons and daughters to find our place in the world. Filled with the same trademark blend of humor and pathos that made Marley & Me an international bestseller, Grogan has written what Doris Kearns Goodwin calls an “eloquent, tender, witty memoir” of growing up and breaking away, but also of finding the way back home as an adult before it is too late.
John has a book signing event tonight at at 7:00 at Powell's Books on 3415 SW Cedar Hills in Beaverton.