John Oliver Gives The Pence Family’s Children’s Book A Gay-Friendly Twist

"It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence's rabbit."

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence and his family unveiled Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President,, about their real-life pet rabbit.

But Pence’s anti-LGBT beliefs prompted John Oliver to reimagine Marlon Bundo in a more inclusive light.


On the March 18 episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver announced A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, authored by LWT staffer Jill Twiss and illustrated by E.G. Keller.

“It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence’s rabbit,” Oliver teased in the segment. “[It’s] about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, because our Marlon Bundo is gay.”

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo promotes “a message of tolerance and advocacy,” according to the book description, and “explores issues of same-sex marriage and democracy.”

There’s even an audiobook narrated by Jim Parsons, RuPaul, and other fabulous stars.

All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Twiss’ A Day In the Life Of Marlon Bundo hit #1 on Amazon, with the audiobook also debuting at #1 and the Kindle version reaching #2 on the list. The Pence family’s book is at #3 on Amazon’s children’s book charts.

Oliver is a longtime supporter of LGBT rights—and a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Probably drinking iced coffee or getting tattooed.