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Beloved Internet Cat Maru Jumping onto U.S. Bookstore Shelves with New Book

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Beloved Internet Cat Maru Jumping onto U.S. Bookstore Shelves with New Book

As you may or may not know, the Internet is run by cats.  And if you don’t know, welcome to the Internet!  This must be your first day here.

Among these online feline stars, Maru has distinguished himself as a true A-lister.  The Brad Pitt of kitties, if you will.  If you haven’t seen him jumping in and out of boxes — or if you just want to watch him do it again, just because it is so ridiculously addictive — check out his YouTube channel (which has racked up 113,896,060 views to date), blog and/or Twitter feed.

Or, if you have the willpower to wait a few days, you could just buy his new book. This is technically Maru’s third book, though the first two were published in Japanese.  (Yes!  Maru is multilingual!  Such a Renaissance kitty.)  I Am Maru takes readers inside the lives of Maru and his owner mugumogu, peeking into boxes, boxes, more boxes, and even the occasional trash can.  Although the book format can hardly capture his charm, I’m keeping my fingers crossed it is one of those pop-up books where you move the tab and make the little cat cutout jump into the trashcan — and in and out, and in and out — because then I’ll have my entertainment for the next six months.  At least.

I Am Maru will be released on Aug. 23 and is available now for pre-order.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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