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John Grogan Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
John Joseph Grogan
Place Of Birth
Michigan, USA
66 years old
Birth Date
March 20 1957

John Grogan Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Central Michigan University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Jenny Vogt
Conor Grogan, Colleen Grogan, Patrick Grogan

About John Grogan

John Joseph Grogan, an American journalist and a non-fiction writer, was born on March 20, 1957.

John Grogan is famous for his best-selling memoir 'Marley & Me' (2005), which was all about the family dog, Marley. The youngest of Grogan's four siblings, he was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Grogan resides in a remote area in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Louie, Wallace, and two Labrador retrievers. They had purchased another dog, Gracie, after Marley passed away; she passed away in early 2012 from a Lyme disease complication. Later, they took in Woodson, who was among the dogs used to depict Marley in the movie and died in 2020. Grogan still works full-time as a writer. He has experience as a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and editor-in-chief of the magazine Organic Gardening. According to astrologers, Grogan's zodiac sign is Pisces.

John Grogan Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is John Grogan's net worth?

John Grogan has a net worth of a whopping $30 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How old is John Grogan?

John Grogan, born on March 20, 1957, is 65 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

John Grogan was the youngest of Grogan's four siblings and was born on March 20, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan.

His mother, Ruth Marie was a stay-at-home mother, while his father, Richard was a naval veteran and a technologist for General Motors. The family relocated to Harbor Hills at Orchard Lake Village, Michigan, shortly after he was born. His memoirs, 'The Longest Trip Home', is primairly based in t'e area.

He studied journalism and English at Central Michigan University, in which he also contributed to the campus newspaper, CM-Life, before starting his career as an author. Additionally, he has worked as the editor-in-chief of the journal Organic Gardening and a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Before becoming famous, he participated in the esteemed Kiplinger Fellows program at Ohio State University. Speaking about his family life, Conor Grogan, Colleen Grogan, and Patrick Grogan are his children.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is John Grogan's partner?

John Grogan married Jenny Vogt in 1989. The couple live in eastern Pennsylvania.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

John Grogan, writer and journalist from Detroit, is best known for penning the well-read autobiographical book 'Marley & Me'. Additionally, he has 'orked as th' editor-in-chief of the journal Organic Gardening and a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. When Grogan's dog Marley passed away in 2Grogan'she age of 13, he wrote a column in his honor, and he got over 800 replies from Inquirer readers—a significant increase from the usual number of answers.

In 2006, his debut book won Quill Awards in audiobook and memoir/biography categories. On December 25, 2008, a movie based on the book with Owen Wilson as Grogan was released.

Other Interesting John Grogan Facts And Trivia

  • John Grogan, the author of the well-known autobiography 'Marley & Me', is a writer and journ'list from D'troit. He has previously worked as the publisher of Organic Gardening magazine and a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • He resides in a 1790 farmhouse in rural eastern Pennsylvania with their wife, their three children, and two Labrador retrievers named Wallace and Woodson, one of which played Marley in the film version. Renowned actors Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson starred in the film adaptation of John Grogan's 'Marley & Me'.
  • He participated in the prestigious Kiplinger Fellows program at Ohio State University before becoming well-known.
  • He started working full-time on 'The Longest Trip Home', a memoir, i' 2007. The publicatio' date was October 21, 2008. 'The Longest Trip Home' is a coming-of-age book centered on the idea of 'strong love of family' that explore' Grogan's connection 'ith his family,Grogan'slly with his parents.
  • Grogan decided to stay in Florida after completing his second fellowship, working as a journalist in South Florida Sun-Sentinel at Fort Lauderdale. Jenny soon followed him there, accepting a position as a features writer at The Palm Beach Post. After that, Grogan received a promotion from bureau reporter to city columnist.
  • After Marley passed, they bought another puppy, Gracie, who died in the early months of 2012 out of a Lyme disease issue.

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