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John Grogan s first book, Marley & Me, is a number 1 international bestseller soon to be released as a major motion picture. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children. Previous Books: Marley & Me (Gift HC 07/07); Marley & Me (Bfmt PB 03/06).

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Grogan follows up Marley & Me with a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood in suburban Detroit. "To say my parents were devout Catholics is like saying the sun runs a little hot," he writes. "It defined who they were." Grogan and his three siblings grew up in a house full of saints' effigies, attended a school run by ruler-wielding nuns and even spent family vacations at religious shrines, chapels and monasteries. Grogan defied his upbringing through each coming-of-age milestone: his first impure thoughts, which he couldn't bare to divulge at his First Confession (the priest was a family friend); his first buzz from the communion wine he chugged with his fellow altar boys; and his coming to know women in the biblical sense. As Grogan matured, his unease with Church doctrine grew, and he realized he'd never share his parents' religious zeal. Telling them he's joined the ranks of the nonpracticing Catholics, however, is much easier said than done, even in adulthood. At 30, he fell in love with a Protestant, moved in with her and then married her--a sequence of events that crushed his parents. In this tenderly told story, Grogan considers the rift between the family he's made and the family that made him--and how to bridge the two. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Grogan follows up Marley & Me (LJ 7/05), a #1 New York Times best seller recently released as a feature film, with this memoir of growing up the son of Irish Catholic parents in suburban Detroit. He does an excellent job reading the tale himself-which tells of his evolving relationship with his parents, his wife, and his faith-with equal amounts of heartbreak and humor. Listeners to his first book, also from HarperAudio, will want to give this a try. Recommended for all collections. [Audio clip available through library.booksontape.com and www.harperaudio.com; the Morrow hc was suggested as a "required" purchase for all libraries, LJ 10/15/08.-Ed.]-Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Lib., Parkersburg Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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