The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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“John Grogan has another winner in The Longest Trip Home, his reminiscence of growing up a somewhat reluctant Catholic. It's funny, romantic, and poignant -- an entertaining and worthwhile read.”
— Alec Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA

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“As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table….4 stars.”
People

 

John Grogan, author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, Marley & Me, once again takes readers into his past, his memories, and his heart in The Longest Trip Home—a funny and poignant memoir of faith, family, and identity. A New York Times bestseller in its own right, The Longest Trip Home has earned glowing accolades from the critics (“Genuinely heartrending,” —New York Times “Wry and witty,” —Washington Post; “Entertaining, funny, and, best of all, always honest at its core,” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch). And, just as Marley & Me was more than simply “a dog book,” John Grogan’s Longest Trip is much, much more than your typical story of a boy’s coming-of-age.

About the Author


John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

Praise For…


“Genuinely heartending. . .Grogan invests these events with deeply felt humanity and pathos.”
— Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Wry and witty. . . [a] full-hearted and worthy memoir.”
— Washington Post

“As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table. He’s now a nonpracticing Catholic, but here—to wonderful effect—he confesses all.”
— People Magazine, 4 stars

“As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table. He’s now a nonpracticing Catholic, but here—to wonderful effect—he confesses all.”
— Teen People Book Club

“From the author of Marley & Me (2005), this is an extraordinary memoir of estrangement and reconciliation.”
— Booklist

“John Grogan is more like Marley than he might want to believe. An affable, unassuming rabble-rouser, the author who penned a bestseller about his goofy dog gets up to some hilarious antics of his own ... The resulting story is full of humor [and] poignant scenes.
— BookPage

“As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table. He’s now a nonpracticing Catholic, but here-to wonderful effect-he confesses all.”
People

“Grogan’s memoir of his journey for identity is akin to Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.”
— Library Journal

“With his telltale humor and poignant observations about life and our humanity, John Grogan delivers another emotional wallop here. THE LONGEST TRIP HOME is a must read for anyone who has questioned their faith, sought to understand their identity, and loved their family. In other words, everyone.”
— Ann Hood, author of Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and The Knitting Circle
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061713248
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: October 21st, 2008
Pages: 352
Language: English