Why I Feel Sorry for Marley and Me

Marley and Me is a bestselling non-fiction book written by columnist John Grogan. Over a year ago, I met John Grogan and interviewed him for Guide Dogs for the Blind. He’s a very nice, very regular kind of guy, who has a knack for writing and hit the jackpot with his book about his crazy yellow lab.

As soon as Marley and Me hit the NYTimes bestseller list (where it stayed in the number #1 spot for…I think…as long as 28 weeks!), Fox Pictures snatched up the book’s film rights.

Now, the film is starting to come to life. Casting has begun.

And ground to a halt.

First of all, Jennifer Aniston has accepted the lead female role. Jennifer might do well on TV…but that gal is the kiss of death for a movie. Each one of her movies tanks, right from the get-go.

Secondly, the lead male role, Owen Wilson, was hospitalized this week for attempted suicide. He meant business, too…slitting his wrists and overdosing on pills. Cheerful reports say he will be well soon and ready to resume his acting career.

Personally, I think he may have a few issues to work out that are bigger than getting back to work.

I’m a little worried for Marley and Me. That movie seems doomed.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.