Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Meet Marlon Bundo. He’s a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, the Vice President of the United States…that is, until he meets another boy bunny named Wesley, and his life changes forever.

We’re proud to announce the surprise release of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, presented by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo

The book follows a day in the life of the Bunny of the United States (BOTUS) as he falls in love with Wesley. After a splendid day of hopping about the White House grounds, the two decide to wed—only to be told by the Stink Bug in charge that same-sex marriage is not allowed.

But not all is lost. When Marlon, Wesley, and their supportive animal community realize that they can choose who is in charge of their society, they harness the power of democracy and vote out the Stink Bug. In true happily-ever-after fashion, the couple is married surrounded by their friends.

A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo

At Chronicle Books, we believe in sharing stories that build empathy, and in this moment when the civil rights of so many are being challenged, this was a way for us to express support for our LGBTQ community. With tender words and adorable illustrations, the book is a celebration of tolerance, advocacy, and ultimately, love.

“Because we wholeheartedly agree with the message of inclusiveness,” said Sarah Malarkey, Executive Editorial Director at Chronicle Books, “we leapt at the chance to partner with the hilarious and brave team at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

The book also has a charitable aspect: 100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project (providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth) and AIDS United (aiming to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States).

“This book has an important message for all LGBTQ youth: that they are worthy of love and should be proud of who they are. That’s a message we can all believe in,” said Amit Paley, the CEO of The Trevor Project.

A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo

Jesse Milan, Jr., the CEO of AIDS United, expressed a similar sentiment: “By celebrating Marlon Bundo’s differences, the book’s authors have created a powerful tool for teaching young people the value of diversity.”

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo is now available wherever books are sold—there’s also an Audible audiobook read by Jim Parsons with special guests Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul. Additionally, if you donate to The Trevor Project and/or AIDS United directly, you’ll receive a free eBook.

A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo

To every bunny that has felt different, this book is for you.

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1 Comment

  • Susan Frushtick March 27, 2018 at 11:41 am

    My pet rabbit looks exactly like John Oliver’s Marlon

    If you want to use him for promotional purposes he is available

    Please email me for spot on resemblance


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