I am Maru: bio-book on world's most internet-famous cat, now in English

One of my greatest regrets about my recent trip to Japan? I didn't manage to meet Maru.

Today, there's news that provides some consolation. The story of Maru, a Scottish Fold cat of great internet fame, will soon be available in book form for English-language audiences.

In I Am Maru (out Aug 23 in hardback), the kitty's owner mugumogu "gives readers a peek into the low-key life of the world’s most famous cat," and an insider's view on all his favorite hiding places around the house: trash cans, cupboards, cereal boxes, you name it. "If it’s cozy, he’s there."

Thank you for making the internet a sweeter place, Maru. Let's hang out sometime, when you're done promoting that new Mac operating system? As one YouTube commenter put it, "Some people want to meet Justin Bieber or Barack Obama. I just want to meet this cat."

Here's an Amazon link for the book (don't miss the book trailer videos on that page, they're hilarious). Here is the Maru blog, and here's the publisher's feature page (Harper-Collins).

Video Link from mugumogu's channel: Below, "A Box and Maru." And there are many more Maru videos here. I recommend watching them any time you need happiness.

(thanks, Susannah Breslin!)


  1. I want to see Maru sitting on a copy of the book, and then jumping in and out of the box that the book came in.

  2. Um, what’s with #3 on the Amazon list of Bestsellers in Cat Care?

    (“Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language”)http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/5045/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_4_last

  3. I prefer Ada, my cat. She likes to fetch objects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6nOc8x6-dU :)

    She keeps bringing her toy mouse (or any other object she seems fit) to me, it get almost impossible to perform any kind of work when I’m home :)

  4. i freakin’ LOVE maru. how can one cat be so thoroughly awesome?? i had no idea this book was coming, and i follow maru’s youtube channel. blindsided by kitteh! ^_^

  5. Maruchan is my 19-month-year-old son’s favourite thing in the world. Even more so than our own cats.  

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