TCS: My Best Buy of the Month – Thank You, John Oliver

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“My Name is Marlon Bundo”

My husband and I are huge fans of John Oliver, one of the best things America ever got from the United Kingdom. On his show last night, he was talking about Mike Pence, and the way Pence skirts around the issue of whether or not he thinks discrimination against gays is OK, and how very friendly he is with the Focus on the Family people who think that homosexuality is some kind of mental illness that can be cured by “Gay Conversion Therapy.”

John Oliver said he did like one thing about Mike Pence: his pet rabbit Marlon Bundo, but that a new children’s book was coming out called A Day in the Life of the Vice President, by Marlon Bundo.

Then he announced that a different book was immediately available called A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, which tells the story of Marlon’s Very Special Day when he meets and falls in love with Wesley, the boy bunny of his dreams. All proceeds from this book go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United. It is co-authored by Marlon Bundo and Jill Twiss.

We bought the Kindle version last night of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and it is a charmer, with lovely illustrations. Because we bought it through our Amazon Smile account, some of our purchase price also goes to The Nature Conservancy.

I call that a Win-Win-Win, with the bonus of stealing a march on Mike Pence’s book. Which makes this my Best Buy of the Month, and possibly of the Year. I mean, how often do you get a quadruple win from one purchase?

It’s also available at Or if you make a direct donation of $12 or more to the Trevor Project or AIDS United, you can get the e-book version as a thank you.

So if you want to experience this same Exquisite Joy, please buy A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. Do read the title carefully though, you really don’t want to buy A Day in the Life of the Vice President by mistake.

Remember, Marlon Bundo is wearing a bright polka-dot bow tie in the illustrations for A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. 

Funny, in that other book, it looks like Marlon isn’t wearing any clothing at all — bad bunny, bad.


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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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5 Responses to TCS: My Best Buy of the Month – Thank You, John Oliver

  1. wordcloud9 says:

    UPDATE – The Bundo/Twiss Book is the #1 Best Seller at Amazon, and Amazon is sold out of the hardcover version of “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” – there’s a waiting list, and an estimated three-week backorder. The Kindle and E-book versions remain available.

    From USA Today:

    What do Amazon readers care about? Marlon Bundo, James Comey and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    As of Monday morning, anyway.

    The morning after Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver announced he was releasing a book about Marlon Bundo, the Bunny of the United States and the Pence family rabbit, the spoof topped Amazon’s book sales charts. (The other BOTUS book, written by Charlotte Pence, the vice president’s daughter, and second lady Karen Pence, was at No. 15 as of Monday morning).

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