Marley & Me (film)

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Marley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel and written by Scott Frank and Don Roos, based on the memoir of the same name by John Grogan. The film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as Marley's owners. Marley & Me was released in the United States and Canada on December 25, 2008, and set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with $14.75 million in ticket sales. The film was followed by a 2011 direct-to-video prequel, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years. Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) escape the brutal Michigan winters and relocate to South Florida, each landing reporter jobs at competing newspapers.

Labrador Retriever

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Marley is an American Labrador featured in Marley & Me, a best-selling book by John Grogan, and a subsequent film based on Grogan's life and times with Marley. In the 1957 film Old Yeller, the titular character is a yellow Labrador Retriever/English Mastiff mix. In the 1998 film Madeline, Genevieve is a whitish-blonde Labrador/Golden Retriever mix. On the BBC children's television series Big Barn Farm, Digger is a yellow Labrador puppy. Rowdy on Scrubs is a taxidermy yellow Labrador Retriever involved in various gags on the show. Vincent on Lost is a yellow Labrador Retriever. Zuma on PAW Patrol is a chocolate Labrador Retriever.

Owen Wilson

He appeared in a film adaptation of John Grogan's best-selling memoir, Marley & Me (2008), co-starring Jennifer Aniston. He also starred in The Darjeeling Limited with Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, which was selected for a DVD and Blu-ray release by The Criterion Collection in October 2010. He provided the voice for the Whackbat Coach Skip in Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. He starred in the film The Big Year, an adaptation of Mark Obmascik's book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession. The film was released in October 2011 by 20th Century Fox, and co-starred Jack Black, JoBeth Williams, Steve Martin and Rashida Jones.

Quill Award

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Biography/Memoir: Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, John Grogan. Business: The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge, Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio. Cooking: Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners, Rachael Ray. Health/Self Improvement: It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider, Jim Henson. History/Current Events/Politics: An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore. Humor: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, Tyler Perry.

The Last Home Run

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The movie marked the only film appearance by the real Marley, the Labrador Retriever that was the central character of the best-selling 2005 book Marley & Me. Author John Grogan devoted Chapter 16, "The Audition", to the dog's escapades during filming at a Lake Worth, Florida hotel parking lot. Marley got a screen credit "Marley the Dog...As Himself" for his two minutes of screen time.

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

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John Grogan, author of Marley and Me. John Myung, bassist and founding member of Dream Theater. Mike Portnoy, founding member and former drummer for Dream Theater. Elizabeth Price, gymnast, named alternate to the 2012 USA Olympic Gymnastic Team. Donald L. Ritter, former Member of Congress. Jimmie Schaffer, former professional baseball player, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals. Justin Simmons, Member of Pennsylvania State of Representatives.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was founded by John R. Walker and John Norvell in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. Owned by The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC, a subsidiary of The Philadelphia Foundation's nonprofit Lenfest Institute (formerly called The Institute for Journalism in New Media), The Inquirer has the eighteenth largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation and has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes. It is the newspaper of record in the Delaware Valley.


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HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan. The company is headquartered in New York City and is a subsidiary of News Corp. The name is a combination of several publishing firm names: Harper & Row, an American publishing company acquired in 1987 (whose own name was the result of an earlier merger of Harper & Brothers (founded 1817) and Row, Peterson & Company), together with UK publishing company William Collins, Sons (founded 1819), acquired in 1990.

List of Central Michigan University people

List of Central Michigan University Alumni
John Grogan – author of best-selling memoir Marley & Me and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist. Lorrie Lynch – weekend editor, columnist, USA Today magazine. Drew Sheneman – award-winning editorial cartoonist, The Star-Ledger. Alveda King – activist, author, and former state representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House Of Representatives. Niece of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Ralph Baker – U.S. Army Brigadier General. Matt Bevin- Current Governor of Kentucky. Kevin Cotter – former speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives. Vivien Crea – U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral and 25th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Michael P. DeLong – U.S.

The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2006

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This is a list of adult non-fiction books that topped The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list in 2006, in the Hardcover Nonfiction category.

List of people from Boca Raton

John Grogan, author of Marley & Me. Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player. Megan Hauserman, reality show star and contestant. John W. Henry, one of the owners of the Boston Red Sox. Scott Hirsch, boxing manager & former e-mail spammer. Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar Series driver. Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, basketball player. Khori Ivy, former football player. Don King, boxing promoter. Don Kirshner, American music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter. Kira Kosarin, actress, singer. Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International.

Southern Book Prize

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Nonfiction: Marley & Me, John Grogan. Children: Rosa, Nikki Giovanni (with Bryan Collier). Poetry: What Travels with Us, Darnell Arnoult. Cookbook: Being Dead is No Excuse, Gayden Metcalfe & Charlotte Hays. Fiction: Thirteen Moons, Charles Frazier. Nonfiction: Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields. Children: Alabama Moon, Watt Key. Poetry: Keep and Give Away, Susan Meyers. Cookbook: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris. Fiction: Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen. Nonfiction: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver. Children: Deep in the Swamp, Donna Bateman, illustrated by Brian Lies. Poetry: The House On Boulevard Street, David Kirby.

2005 in literature

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John GroganMarley & Me. Michael Gross – 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building. Adam Hochschild – Bury the Chains. Tom Holland – Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West. Tony Judt – Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945. W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – Blue Ocean Strategy. Lawrence M. Krauss – Hiding in the Mirror. Mark Levin – Men In Black: How The Supreme Court Is Destroying America. Alexander Masters – Stuart: A Life Backwards. Azadeh Moaveni – Lipstick Jihad. Peter C. Newman – The Secret Mulroney Tapes: Unguarded Confessions of a Prime Minister. Lisa Randall – Warped Passages.

List of Labrador Retrievers

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Marley, "The World's Worst Dog", featured in journalist John Grogan's autobiographical book Marley & Me. Koni, Russian President Vladimir Putin's Labrador Retriever. Widgeon, Prince William's black Labrador. King Buck (1948–1962), a Labrador Retriever, successfully completed an unprecedented 63 consecutive series in the National Championship Stake and was the National Retriever Field Trial Club champion for two successive years (in 1952 and 1953), which accomplishment was not duplicated for nearly 40 years. He was also the first dog to appear on a United States Fish and Wildlife Service Duck stamp (1959), which always featured a water fowl.

Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival

John Grogan, author of Marley & Me. Carl Hiaasen, journalist, columnist and novelist. Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Fred Luskin, author of Forgive to Love. Shana Mahaffey, author of Sounds Like Crazy. Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today. Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Angela's Ashes. Greg Mortenson, activist, Nobel Peace Prize finalist, and author of Three Cups of Tea. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. P. J.

Indies Choice Book Awards

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Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan (William Morrow/HarperCollins). The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer (Hyperion). A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic). Eldest: Inheritance, Book 2 by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young Readers). Flush by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf Books for Young Readers). [[The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy]] by Jeanne Birdsall (Knopf Books for Young Readers). Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Harry Bliss (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins). Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt Children's Books).

James Bowen (author)

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This was read by Mary Pachnos, the literary agent responsible for the UK rights to John Grogan's Marley and Me, who introduced Bowen to the writer Garry Jenkins. The pair produced an outline for a book which Pachnos used to secure a book deal with the publishers Hodder & Stoughton. Since its publication the book has sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, has been translated into 30 languages, and spent over 76 weeks at the top of The Sunday Times bestseller list in both its hardback and paperback editions. A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life was published in the US on 30 July 2013, and entered The New York Times best-seller list at No 7.

List of films based on actual events

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Marley & Me (2008) – based on the memoir of the same title by journalist John Grogan. Max Manus (2008) – Norwegian biographic war film based on real events in the life of resistance fighter Max Manus, who helped to save his country from the Germans during World War II. Milk (2008) – based on the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. North Face (2008) – German film about the 1936 attempt by Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser to summit the Eiger via the north face. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) – based on the lives of sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn, who compete for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Giovanni Arduino (author)

Brite, Ben Sherwood, Marilyn Manson, Rosemary Altea, Sherman Alexie, James O'Barr, Francesca Lia Block, Neale Donald Walsch, Stephen Chbosky, Marley & Me's John Grogan and a vast array of media-related products, ranging from Pokémon and Beverly Hills, 90210 to Hamtaro, Dawson's Creek, Desperate Housewives and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In October, 2006 he left Sperling & Kupfer Editori for newborn Elliot Edizioni, Rome. In September, 2010 Giovanni Arduino left Elliot Edizioni (that he contributed to create), Vivalibri (the Elliot publisher he helped to grow) and Ultra (the hyper-pop Vivalibri imprint that spawned a nice quota of best-selling books).

Gastric dilatation volvulus

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In the novel and film Marley & Me, Marley develops and ultimately dies of "bloat". In "Dog of Death," an episode of the animated TV series The Simpsons, the family dog Santa's Little Helper develops a "twisted stomach", necessitating surgery.

William Morrow and Company

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John Grogan. Andrew Gross. Joe Hill. Steven D. Levitt. Walter Lord. Elizabeth Lowell. Gregory Maguire. Aubrey Mayhew. Margaret Mead. Christopher Moore. Gerard K. O'Neill. Wayne Pacelle. Laurence J. Peter. Nathan W. Pyle. Cokie Roberts. James Rollins. Judith Rossner. Thomas Savage. Nick Schuyler. Sidney Sheldon. Margot Lee Shetterly. Nevil Shute. Dean Silvers. Neal Stephenson. Mary Stewart. Jacqueline Susann. Stephanie S. Tolan. Paul G. Tremblay. Irving Wallace. David Wallechinsky. Morris West.


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