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Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst D

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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly GREw into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good-Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, "Don't hesitate to use these."

And yet Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.

美国费城问询报专栏作家John Grogan以自己养的黄色拉布拉多为素材,写了这本《玛力与我--与全世界最坏的狗狗的生活和爱》,深深触动了爱狗人士的心弦,让他们阅读时又哭又笑。

书中详述玛力调皮捣蛋的恶作剧,44公斤的体重,是天生过动儿,家里的门被他的牙齿摧残得体无完肤,墙面被抓得伤痕累累,沙发也是面目全非。更伤脑筋的是,它什么东西都啃,包括女主人的珠宝和脏兮兮的尿布。John送它去狗学校上学,玛力竟被退学。第二次再申请,好不容易毕业,玛力得意忘形下把毕业证书给啃个稀烂。

但坏狗狗自有可爱之处,负责保护家里三个孩子,女主人流产时贴心的依在女主人膝头。这本非文学书籍已在纽约时报畅销书排行榜连续20周登上榜首,首刷五万本一直追加到今日,销售纪录已达117万本。电影版权也已卖给福斯公司,准备搬上银幕。


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