Maru the Cat Poised to Take the Book World by Storm

August 25, 2011 |

Maru the cat has published a book

Everyone’s fave box jumper, Maru, is on the cusp of becoming a publishing celebrity.

Maru’s irresistable videos have already attracted more than 100 million views on YouTube. Most show Maru enthusiastically diving into tiny boxes that can barely contain his bulk.

The book, I Am Maru (William Morrow, $15.99) will be in stores next week. It’s the English version of the Japanese book published in 2008.

Maru’s owner goes by the pseudonym “Mugumogu,” revealing neither her identity nor the exact location of their home in Japan.

The pseudonymous “Mugumogu” maintains a blog about Maru. She does not reveal her identity or where she and Maru live in Japan.

MARU the cat has a book coming out

Maru has enjoyed far more than 15 minutes of fame. He first hit the web in October of 2008, when his roommate entered the first Maru video in a YouTube contest. The video went viral. Subsequent vids were just as pawpular.

When asked why people seem so attracted to Maru, his roommate answered, “Great deal of curiosity he has and his handsome round face.”

The probability of a U.S. book tour is slim. “As Maru does not own a private jet, he is not planning to do a U.S. tour, unfortunately,” says his roommate.

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Skeezix the Cat -- also known as the Feline Fashionista -- has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His "special" friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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