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  • ISBN 006172629X
  • ISBN13 978-0061726293
  • Language English
  • Author John Grogan
  • Publisher HarperAu; Unabridged edition (October 21, 2008)
  • Formats doc mobi lit txt
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Memoirs
  • Size ePub 1910 kb
  • Size Fb2 1272 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 425

“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.


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Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip homeIn MARLEY & ME, John Grogan perfectly described the love of a family for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how unconditional love can come in many forms. Please contact me with any questions or additional picture requests. Read by.

Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. Now Playing John Grogan on "The Longest Trip Home". The Longest Trip Home is a book for any son or daughter who has sought to forge an identity at odds with their parents', and for every parent who has struggled to understand the values of their children. It is a book about mortality and grace, spirit and faith, and the powerful love of family. With his trademark blend of humor and pathos that made Marley & Me beloved by millions, John Grogan traces the universal journey each of us must take to find our unique place in the world.

Home John Grogan The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir. The four of us sat around, talking and listening to Arlo Guthrie records. Sue was the first to drift off, waking just long enough to head upstairs to bed sometime after midnight

Home John Grogan The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir. The longest trip home . .The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir, . 6. Sue was the first to drift off, waking just long enough to head upstairs to bed sometime after midnight. Lori was next, growing quiet and finally falling into a heavy sleep on the couch a few feet from where Anna and I sat side by side on the floor, talking and looking at album covers. By John Grogan: The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir. I don’t think I’m giving anything away to say that Grogan abandons Catholicism early in his life. He also points out the things that struck him as wrong or unfair, such as the disparity between the comfortable lifestyle enjoyed by the priests compared to the spartan lifestyle of the nuns. He was asked to accept the Church’s explanations but clearly did not. I told him about my own book, the one he had known about but never gotten the chance to read. It’s on the bestseller list, Dad, and each week it moves a little higher. I know how proud you’d be. 2.

The Longest Trip Home o A M E M O I R John Grogan to . Another successful family miracle trip was coming to an end. We had camped out in the crisp Canadian air, thrown rocks in Lake Ontario, eaten my mother’s famous pork and beans cooked over an open fire, and prayed our way up twenty-eight steps on our knees. Life was safe and warm and good.

His childhood antics, in a simpler time without cell phones or computers to distract were totally relatable to me. I grew up The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan. Heaven was not a paradise reserved for the exclusive use of any one religion. The Lord could not be that unfair.

John Joseph Grogan (/ˈɡroʊɡən/ GROH-gən; born March 20, 1957) is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. His memoir Marley & Me (2005) was a best selling book about his family's dog Marley. Grogan was born to a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1957, the youngest of four siblings

In his bestselling 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

In his bestselling Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described one family's love for their wondrously neurotic dog. 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

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Jan
John Grogan's autobiography, THE LONGEST TRIP HOME, is his story of growing up Catholic - and then having to deal with it as an awkward teenager and maturing adult. His narrative is funny and poignant, and the experience all so true. I can attest to it.

Grogan spent his formative years in Detroit; I lived mine in Southern California. His parents were, perhaps by the standards of some, excessively devout in their religion; mine were less so, but we were regular church-goers and I was subject to 12 years of parochial education (grades 1-12). The Grogans had clerics over to dinner regularly; we but occasionally. John had a couple of priest uncles; I have only one cousin, whom I've never met, who's a Jesuit. The author's parish was Our Lady of Refuge; mine was Corpus Christi, then Our Lady of Malibu. John experienced First Confession, First Communion and was an altar boy; so did and was I. John once had prurient interest in a nun and developed an in-class woodie after undressing her in his mind's eye. What a perv! The only classroom authority figure I (and every other boy) lusted after was blonde and leggy Miss Loef, our fourth grade lay-teacher. She was an ex-stew from TWA. We were devastated when she dropped out to get married.

Jewish guilt has nothing on the Catholic version that is zealously applied. The frequent humor in THE LONGEST TRIP HOME comes from the author's struggles to overcome it while trying not to overtly disappoint Mom and Dad. Of course, it's almost exclusively about sex and what ultimately derived from it, at least for him - marriage with a non-Catholic and subsequent religious indoctrination (or not) of the children. Fortunately for me as I became bored with the Church as irrelevant and drifted away, I never felt any parental censure. True to their German and Scots-Irish roots, they kept their own counsel. I'm grateful for that space.

There is, of course, much more to Grogan's narrative. Youthful pranks and exposure to those other feared snares of the 50s white, middle-class - alcohol and marijuana. Oddly, there was no mention of the devil's own music, rock 'n' roll. (Of course, in Southern California we had "surfers", that subculture vilified by some parents as comprised of lazy, long-haired ne'er-do-wells. I gather such were rare in Detroit.)

Moving on in time, John goes away to college and acquires a profession. Plus the aforementioned wife and kids. And all the while his parents are getting older and less capable of surviving on their own. The poignancy of the book comes when the author must deal with it, as we all do. To that, too, I can attest.

THE LONGEST TRIP HOME isn't great literature, but I'm giving five stars anyway because what is a man (or woman) but a lifetime's accumulation of experiences. While reading John's chronicle, he brought my own memories of a generally golden time growing up in the temperate clime of SoCal and in the halls of parochial school to the forefront of my mind. To him, then, for those reminders, honor is due.
Cala
John Grogan really opens up and tells it all. He is a great author. While reading this book, I felt like I was John Grogan. A major part of this book is about John's parents and his Catholic upbringing. I am not a Catholic but I was raised by strict religious parents as well and this book recaps what growing up in a strict religious environment is like. Just because your parents are Catholic does not mean that you will be. John was just a typical boy growing up and he did try to obey and respect his parents but life took its turns. His parents were not especially happy with John as a young adult. I think John always felt guilt over the fact that he let his parents down but in reality, he did not. His parents were very hurt when John lived with his girlfriend and periods as such. John is a very decent human being and I think the reason he is so successful is because he is a good person. Good things happen to good people. He mentions his dog Marley briefly. John did make amends with his parents but it was a long road to get there. I think John so badly wanted a good relationship with his parents but just couldn't get it together. They are who they are and when John finally accepted that and his parents accepted who he was, they became a family again. I am not so sure that John's wife did but she always supported John and was very understanding with the way he handled his family affairs. I think John is happier as an adult than a child and I think his Dad was very proud of John by the time he died.
Honeirsil
I grew up just a few miles from the author and am the same age, so I can really relate to this book! Even if you are of a different age bracket and grew up in another state, or country, this book is still funny, sad, heartwarming, and relatable. I've purchased copies for my Mom, niece, brother and husband and they have all thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having been raised a Catholic
I could identify with the rituals and requirements. I also attended Catholic schools all the way through college. I found John Grogan's adventures and antics hilarious. I could also identify with his need to protect his parents and himself from his changing values and rejection of Catholism. I was deeply touched by the family's coming together at the end. A very satisfying ending!
Malalanim
it was outstanding. It went from laugh out loud funny, to sobbing uncontrollably. I grew up about the same time John did, was raised Catholic Irish, and abandoned the church at about the same age John did. John poked a little fun at his Catholic upbringing, but never crossed that line to irreverence or disrrespect. There are parts of this book that difinitely hit home (counting the Virgin Mary statues in the house)and the non Catholic may not find quite as entertaining, because they will probably think they are fabricated- they aren't!!! I love the part where John and Jenny stay in their parent's bedroom as newlyweds- with the crucifix, the Virgin Mary's and the rosary all staring at them.
I was a hippy, always in trouble, and was the first rebel in my family to quit Catholic school after sixth grade and attend public school. But will wonders never cease- after 30+ years of not stepping inside a church except for an occasional wedding or funeral I started attending Catholic Masses on a regular basis about 3 years ago. I thank God that I had a good foundation, and when I was ready to go back to church I knew where to go. I look back and am so appreciative that my family gave me the start that they did. This is a heartwarming book that I will definitely recommend- especially to my Catholic family and friends
Oghmaghma
If you grew up catholic you HAVE to read this, you will laugh and you will cry. It meant a lot to me! I'm reading it for a second time and I never do that!