John Grogan is the author of the international #1 bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which has sold 6 million copies in more than 30 languages and was turned into a major motion picture starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. He also is the author of the national bestseller The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir and of numerous children’s books. A native of Detroit, he spent 20 years as a journalist and newspaper columnist in Michigan, Florida and, most recently, at The Philadelphia Inquirer. His popular, award-winning column was known for its blend of humor, warmth and pathos. John is an adjunct professor of creative narrative nonfiction writing at Lehigh University. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, backpacking and sailing. He and his wife, Jenny, live with their two surprisingly calm Labrador retrievers in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.