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Did You Read Marley & Me?

Did You Read Marley & Me?

Although I think North could definitely give this mischievous pup a run for his money, I have to admit Marley was pretty darn naughty in the book . . . and the four-legged actor (Clyde) looks so cauuuute here at the recent movie premiere in LA. Before I ask if you'll check out the upcoming flick, I wanna know if you've already picked up the book?


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pitip pitip 8 years
Thanks for the support Whiplash!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I read it. As much as I adore dogs, I wasn't crazy about the book. Just wasn't my cup of tea.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
I read it a few years ago. My name is Jennifer, my husband is Jonathan and we got a labrador as our "test" to see if we wanted kids. Everyone told us to read this book about Marley and his owners John and Jenny. Needless to say, it was hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. I'm unsure about the entire casting of the film. Just not the actors I would have picked :-(
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
Loved it and cant wait to see the movie, but I will have to remember to bring Klennex
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I loved it. Marley makes my dog look like an angel. I can't wait to see what the movie does with it.
pitip pitip 8 years
I read the book and did not like it at all. My apologies if you were offended. But to my opinion letting your dog play with an unknown pit bull, trying to make $ out of your dog, and then trying to get rid of your dog just because you had a baby comes to show how insensitive people can be towards animals.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
Yeah, sexylibrarian, I have no idea what pit is talking about! I love animals and take good care of our dog and cats - I didn't see Marley's owners as bad or neglectful at all.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
Well I have four dogs that I have rescued, and I very much care about animals, and I LOVE this book. I can't wait for them movie. I think your comment is very rude pit!
cherrypop cherrypop 8 years
Just like some of you, I laughed and cried (a lot!) reading this book. Love John Grogan's way of relating his life with Marley to the readers. I'm really excited to see the movie even though the book's ending was really emotional. I love the trailers! And I think a dog's love for us is the most unconditional of all.
pitip pitip 8 years
The book should had been titled: John Grogan: The worst dog owner or How to make millions trating a dog miserable. I read the book it was horrible the way these people treated that dog. I could not finish it since I was sooooooooooooo angry. Who ever likes this books does not care about animals at all.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I laughed and cried reading this book, but it was worth the tears (in retrospect -- the day I finished it I probably wouldn't have said that!). I don't think I can handle the illness/death in movie form, though. When I got TOO sad reading the book, I could put it down for awhile! I just read "Dewey" this weekend - a great true story for cat lovers, but also with a sad/inevitable ending.
sylviamcdanyel sylviamcdanyel 8 years
Wow, Sarana. You are really missing out! (not on the book part, but the Truly loving a pet that much part)
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I don't plan on reading/watching it. I really dislike books about dogs, cats etc. Especially if humans have conversations with them. I guess I'm too much of a realist.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I loved this book. Oh, I laughed and I cried, but I loved it. It did make me sad thinking that someday I might have to do the same to my dog though... *sigh* I'm actually reading his sequel book right now (about growing up in a devout Catholic home). It is too funny.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
So true, Krae. I refuse to watch or read anything related to animals. Because even if they end up all happy and fuzzy, most of the times, they contain some sad scenes, and I can't bear to watch animals suffering. :(
krae85 krae85 8 years
no no no, I cannot stand sad cat/dog books. Too emotional for me!
missangelique999 missangelique999 8 years
I read it about a year ago-it's a great book!
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
I had the end spoiled for me and I don't think I could handle it, so no.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 8 years
I read MOST of it. I read it within a year of putting my previous dog to sleep, and I couldn't make it through the last chapters. I'd start sobbing, it was so real, and so close to the conversations I was having with myself and my dog. I remember so well thinking that Bradley (my dog) would tell me when it was time, just like the author did with Marley. Even now, thinking about it nearly 3 years later, is making me cry. I loved LOVED the book, it is so true! I wonder how they're going to end the movie, though . . . because it could end up a downer at the end, when the rest of it is about the silly-wonderfulness of big galumphs of dogs. I do have another big galumph of a dog. He delights me and exasperates me every day, just like Marley :)
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
love love love the book--cant wait to see the movie!
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
I read it a few years ago, right around the time it first came out. It is probably one of my favorite books b/c it made me laugh out loud and cry at the same time! I will say though, if you're not a pet person, you won't get the book.
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