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John Grogan's writing career began while he was in the eighth grade, penning parodies of the nuns just for fun. He wrote for his high school newspaper and started an underground tabloid. Various experiences on college and small-town newspapers and fellowships eventually led him to the position of metropolitan columnist at the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" in Fort Lauderdale, where the subject of his New York Times best-selling book, "Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" (Morrow, 2005), came into the picture. Grogan now lives in Pennsylvania, where he writes a column for "The Philadelphia Inquirer."