The Longest Trip Home

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages


'Genuinely heartrending' NEW YORK TIMES

'Wry and witty' WASHINGTON POST

'Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table' PEOPLE

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Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home.

In his bestselling Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described one family's love for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how unconditional love can come in many forms. Now, in The Longest Trip Home, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour about the relationship between a son and his parents.

As a 'bad' boy in a good family, John didn't always live up to his parents' expectations, but as a man he came to understand the love they gave him every day of his life. In The Longest Trip Home John describes his painful, funny and poignant journey into adulthood. A fateful call from his father would lead him on the next leg of his journey - the trip back home.

At its heart, this is a universal story about growing up, and making peace with your parents before it's too late. As warm and moving as Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home is a tribute to the power of family and love.

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

Dear Mr. Grogan, We regret to inform you that your life simply is not interesting enough to necessitate a memoir. Your story is basically about insignificant family issues known only to the privileged ... Read full review

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User Review  - OccassionalRead - LibraryThing

There's hardly any mention of Marley in The Longest Trip Home. M&M was an autobiographical slice of Grogan's life - a 12 year period when he was newly married and started a family. In TLTH he goes Big ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

John Grogan's first book, Marley & Me is a number one international bestseller and was released as a major movie in 2008, breaking box office records.

John lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children. His latest book, The Longest Trip Home is out now.

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