The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home . . .In his bestseller, 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,... show more
Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home . . .In his bestseller, 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.
Publish date: October 21st 2008
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Coming Of Age
, Biography Memoir
This book. This is my second time reading the story of John Grogan's life, from his childhood to well into adulthood, and I'm guessing it wont be the last. Its the type of book where I literally both laughed and cried, cliche as that sounds. One of my favourite books.
This was a great read. It's a funny, true, coming of age story about the life of John Grogan (the author of Marley & Me) growing up as a bit of a rebel with strict catholic parents. It's completely honest and I'd happily read other books written by him.
John Grogan's second memoir shows that he can write a moving and often hilarious memoir that doesn't involve a dog. Of course, you didn't have to be a dog person to love Marley & Me...but it didn't hurt. At the same time, you don't have to have grown up Catholic to appreciate The Longest Trip Home.....