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.
Tonight @iamjohnoliver released a brilliant children’s book about #MarlonBundo, a bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. 100% of proceeds go to @TrevorProject if you buy here: https://t.co/5Hor63Qmpj #LoveIsLove ❤️ pic.twitter.com/b3wXc050cx
— Amit Paley (@amitpaley) March 19, 2018
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.
— HBO (@HBO) March 19, 2018