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The Longest Trip Home

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The Longest Trip Home

A Memoir

By John Grogan

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061713309, 337pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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Description
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 thanyour typical story of a boy's coming-of-age.


Praise For The Longest Trip Home

“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

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