Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recommendation: Marley and Me

You should all read Marley and Me by John Grogan. This book made me laugh out loud (literally to the point of falling halfway off the couch) and it made me cry my first tears that weren't about my Max in a very, very long time. Warning: You may have a very strong urge to go out and buy a dog after finishing the book.

For all of my readers who have had miscarriages, there is a brief miscarriage scene near the beginning of the book (not to spoil anything, but just so you are warned). I knew it was coming and I was actually okay through it, but that also may choke you up a bit.

Absolutely fantastic writing, great story, beautiful reminder of the preciousness of life.


Perfectly Imperfect said...

Just stumbled across your blog from Adrienne's.. Just wanted you to know how sorry I am to hear about your miscarriage. I too have been through that (4 times actually) and it's one of the hardest things you'll go through.. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you... Keep your head up!

The due date's going to be hard. Just take your time to be sad. And everyone will tell you a bunch of stuff and they mean well, but seriously, take your time to feel it... You deserve to do that.

Brooke said...

we recently saw the movie and that scene made me ball my eyes out. Actually I cried a few times during that movie. We already have a dog that we love like our kid and have been toying with the idea of getting another. "toying" I dont think we will actually do it. I think we both realize that we want to be parents so bad that we think maybe a puppy would suffice for the time being. But the truth is we want a baby and trying to replace that with a puppy will not be good for anyone especially the puppy. I was glad to read your last post. I am glad that you are starting to feel a bit more whole and that you are also feeling ready to be a Mom again.

Shaina N said...

I just finished this book last week! I SOBBED through the miscarriage scene, and a lot of other places in the book! It was wonderful!!

Candace said...

This is just an awesome book! You are right... definitely worth the read! And... so funny!!!