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"Every Home Should Have One"

Friday, August 17, 2007

Part of why the new paperback version of Marley & Me is doing so well in the UK is because of my publisher Hodder & Stoughton's ingenius publicity campaign. These posters, my spies tell me, are plastered across London, in Underground stations and on street corners. The poster shows a woebegone Lab looking up at the cover of the book beneath the heading, "Every Home Should Have One."

When Jenny saw this photo, she nearly screamed, "We've got to get one of those for the living room!"

I'm working on it.

Oh, and by the way, a paperback release date has not been set for here in the United States.

posted by John Grogan at 8:17 PM


Blogger Not so little Woman said...

John, EVERY home should have one.

I treasure my Marley copy very dearly. I actually went into my roommate's room the other day and retrieved it from her shelves. I was moving and I was not going to leave withougt Marley & Me.

Congrats on the No. 1 slot! Very well deserved. Marley's gift to your life continues. Good dog that he was, he would've loved it.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Charlotte Sometimes said...

Hi John!
I'm May, from Brazil.
I loved your book. I have a Marley too. Actually, it's Apolo, but he looks exactly like Marley.
Congratulations for your beautiful book.
Hugs ans Kisses

3:16 PM  
Blogger 3ão 2007 said...

Brazil love the book,
he comes to know Brazil

5:21 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

Thank you John for all the emotions you gave me with your book...
Good luck for all

2:57 AM  
Blogger "Carol" said...

Ola...meu nome é Carolina,eu tenho 10 anos,minha mae ganhou o livro e me deu para ler,eu adorei!Marley é muito parecido com minha cachorra Nina,que eu amo!Achei o livro Marley e eu muito legal!Gostei muito!Achei Marley um mal cachorro mas também um otimo animal de estimação!Eu li o livro em apenas duas semanas,eu lia todos os dias uns dois ou tres capítulos,e todos e para sua família!os dias eu ria!Quando estava quase no final,na parte em que Marley tinha ficado doente eu fiquei triste porque sabia que ele era e ainda é muito importante para você
Espero ver outro livro em que você fala sobre Gracie,que tenho certesa que nao substituio Maley de jeito nenhum!
Muitos beijos de uma menina que adorou seu livro!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Patrícia said...

I John!
I'm Patricia from Portugal.
I loved your book ... I cry in the end ...measure that read each word its, on that Day where the Marley was for the Sky of the Dogs, falls me a tear, like a child.

Congratulations kisses for all of you

10:10 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...


I just wanted to say that your book affected me far more than any other book I have read. My son is reading it now. We have a dog named Marley, a black lab (that we named after Bob Marley). After the fact, someone said, "Oh you must have read the book 'Marley and Me'" but we had never heard of it at that time. I have 4 boys and between them and our mischievous dog, life is always jumping!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Love your book! Bought 3 copies!! I laughed from pages 1 to the very last page. LOVE IT!! LOVE MARLEY! LOVE JOHN GROGAN'S WORK!!! Waiting for ur next book!!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Jills House said...

Hi John...I just finished your book finally...I picked it up at the library this week.. I had begun reading it while visiting my good friends in the Adirondack mountains...I only got about halfway through and promised myself I would finish readng it when I lab mix; shadow was curled up with me while i read the beginning....he is gone now...his health failed this past May...its good to have finished your book after losing my good buddy...because you helped me...truly...his birthday just passed on October 16th...I had just been crying for him... I miss him soul mate: Shadow... I miss him so...Thank you, John...and I agree, every home should have one!

1:33 AM  

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