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December 13, 2008


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I'd love to read Marley and Me. I don't know anything about the story except that he was a lot of trouble in the beginning. Did John ever seriously consider getting rid of him when he was young? How old is Marley now? Has he considered breeding him, if that is possible. Did John find he could deal with people in better ways after learning how to deal with Marley? Did he ever put him on meds to try to cure his neurotic behaviour, or seriously consider it? Does he feel like something of a dog expert now or just an expert in all things Marley? I hope at least one of these questions is what you're looking or. Thanks for considering my entry.


I haven't read the book either. I'm wondering how life has changed for John and his wife since the publication of the book and now the movie. Thanks!

stacey @ book:thirty

This book has an incredibly long request list at my library, and I haven't gotten my hands on it yet! We just saw the commercial for the movie the other day, and I was surprised when my 2nd grade son piped up and said, "Hey, that's the dog from 'Bad Dog, Marley!'" I was just curious about how John enjoyed the process of this book spinning into something that even elementary students could enjoy?

Julie P.

I know I'm not the first three, but I thought I'd come up with a few questions anyway! :)

I'll try to be there! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and can't wait to see it as a movie.

What was the strangest thing about seeing actors portray you and your family? Did you find yourself saying, "It wasn't like that" or "That's perfect."

How much input did you have on the set of the movie?

What was your family's response to the movie?

Lori Barnes

I curious if they'll be a follow up with this story?


I haven't read this book yet either but I've been wanting to. Especially since a couple years after meeting my husband we adopted a rescue-pup who has completely changed our lives. My question is, how did you first go about writing this story? Did you originally start writing a book or did it happen as a series of short anecodotes and stories?


I enjoyed that broadcast so much. I finally got up the courage to ask (type in) a question, and it got answered too! He covered a lot of territory. I can't wait to read the book now. And I have now acquired a copy of The Longest Way Home and have that to look forward to as well. Thanks so much for having these. I am confined at home and can't get out to readings or clubs etc. so I really appreciate this format.


My copy has just arrived and it's beautiful. Thank you so much.

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