Published on March 4th, 2013 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Marc Maron’s book art: who’s that cat? (Updated!)

Marc Maron’s upcoming book Attempting Normal finally has cover art. Check it out in all its glory over on Amazon.

But, Marc – and this is kinda an awkward question – who’s the cat?

It isn’t Lafonda. It isn’t Monkey. It has Moxie-like attributes, but not. And Google Image search aside, it probably wouldn’t be Boomer. (I’m about a bit behind in my WTF listening. Boomer could’ve come back by now, right? RIGHT?)

Is this some Hollywood stand-in? How do the other cats feel about it? Is there tension around the cat ranch? And more importantly, how weird is it to be concerned about this?

UPDATE: Marc confirms via Twitter that it’s a “stunt cat”, as his own cats can’t be picked up. No word on how they feel about this, or whether they understand it’s just part of Marc’s job and that the other cat means nothing to him.

Anyway, it looks great, and I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on it when it’s released April 30 (regardless of any feline drama).


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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