John Grogan, who lives in Upper Saucon Township, wrote the best selling book "Marley & Me" about his yellow Labrador retriever. He moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1999 to work for Rodale. He became a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and was inspired to publish the book after writing a column about the death of his dog Marley in 2004. He appeared in the 2008 movie based on the book.
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