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.