Something to bark about! Join the Adirondack Museum and very special guest John Grogan at the museum’s Dog Days of Summer event on August 4, 2012. The Adirondack Museum announced today that Grogan will be headlining their annual event with a public program called “Marley & Me: What Man’s Best Friend Can Teach Us About Being Human.”
In addition to the public program, there will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing with John Grogan. Visitors and their dogs are welcome at this event.
On that day, patrons and their pooches will have a special chance meet and greet with Grogan as part of two exclusive fundraisers for the Adirondack Museum. A luncheon ($75 per person) featuring tasty fare at The Hedges begins at 11:45 a.m. Also, for those wishing to stay for the entire day, or just the evening, join Grogan at a cocktail reception ($40 per person) at 5 p.m. under the museum’s Marion River Carry Pavilion. Both events have limited seating. Reservations are currently being accepted online at www.adirondackmuseum.org.
Author John Grogan was a columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer when he wrote a column saying goodbye to his incorrigible 13-year-old Labrador retriever, Marley. When hundreds of messages flooded his inbox and voicemail the next day, John recalls, “That’s when I knew I had a bigger story to tell.” The story became Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, a book about what a misbehaving dog meant to his family. A touchstone for people worldwide, the book grew into a runaway #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 3 million copies in print in 30 languages. Made into a movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, the book is now part of Grogan’s engaging and inspirational conversation about family, loyalty, optimism, and what really matters in life. Grogan now writes a children’s book series called The Marley Series. A new DVD for children entitled Marley & Me: The Puppy Years was released in August 2011.
Grogan has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, National Geographic Channel’s The Dog Whisperer, and in The New York Times, USA Today, and People magazine. Following the release of the film, Grogan was also featured in a P.S.A. for the American Kennel Club in which he discussed responsible dog ownership.
In his popular appearances he shares what his mischievous dog taught him about patience, constancy and acceptance, “that commitment matters and that ‘in good times and bad, in sickness and health’ really means something.” Grogan’s latest New York Times bestseller is The Longest Trip Home. Publishers Weekly called it “a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood.”
Adirondack Explorer is a media sponsor of the Dog Days of Summer event.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.