Author of ‘Marley and Me’ to Speak at Susquehanna University
SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University will host John Grogan, author of the #1 national best-seller “Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog,” on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium. In a free public lecture, Grogan will share the story of what Marley meant to his family, and what a misbehaving dog taught him about patience, constancy and acceptance.
Grogan and his book have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Newsweek, Life, and Better Homes & Gardens, among other publications. He has also appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “The Early Show” and National Geographic Channel’s “The Dog Whisperer.” The book was made into a movie, released in 2008, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.
Grogan, a former columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He also worked for the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and Rodale Press as editor in chief of Organic Gardening magazine. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the National Press Club’s Consumer Journalism Award. Grogan currently resides in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.
The Read Across the Valley Committee, a cooperative program of 14 libraries from around the Susquehanna Valley, has been holding a series of related events leading up to the appearance of Grogan at Susquehanna. Events have included children’s programs, “adopt-a-thons,” book discussions and a showing of the film “Marley and Me” at the Watson Theatre in Watsontown.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 17 states and seven countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones