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Publisher's Summary

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will be donating 100% of its proceeds from this book to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.  

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. 

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa—the vice president of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...

With a message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Beautifully performed by an all-star cast, featuring Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul, this sweet and funny story is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

About the author: Marlon Bundo is a very fun bunny who recently relocated to Washington, DC, from his home in Indiana. He enjoys hopping through the garden, eating all his vegetables, and hula-hooping. 

©2018 Partially Important Productions, LLC (P)2018 Partially Important Productions, LLC

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This story is cute, but let's be honest.

Cute story, but it could've been an hour of a monotone voice saying the word "chrysanthemum" over and over and I still would've bought it just knowing it's a giant middle finger to Mike Pence. 🐰

403 of 459 people found this review helpful

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Love is Forever, Stinkbugs are Temporary

Yes. That’s all that’s required.
Adorable, sweet and sassy - an amazing collection of voices and the best message.

233 of 266 people found this review helpful

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Love the story

, the performances were fun. glad John Oliver and HBO are donating to a worth cause

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Lovely story of diversity

What made the experience of listening to A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo the most enjoyable?

Enjoyed the voices take on the characters. I could visualize each one being brave, fearful, or joyful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marlon Bundo. He saw inequality and helped everyone realize we are different, and that does not mean we need to be the same.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. This is my first audiobook.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Stinkbugs are temporary.

Any additional comments?

Thank for for helping people realize and recorgnize that although we are different, we can relate to each other on a personal level.

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I wasn't prepared for that!

I had heard about this book from a friend, they told me it was an empowering and motivating short story about a disadvatged couple and their struggles to be accepted, but I wasn't expecting to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster!
the story really gives you insight into the life of Marlon Bundo, the development of the characters really draws you in.

I give this book 5 hops! would hop again!

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Entertaining, well worth the money!

Heartwarming story about cute bunnies with a good family message. All star cast, nice quick and enjoyable listen. Buy for yourself or gift to friends and loved ones!

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amazingly sweet and relevant!

my husband and i purchased this after john oliver. lgbtq supporters for life! great story!

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Buy this book and make Mike Pence cry

This book is not about Mike Pence "because he's not very interesting." This wonderful book introduces love, acceptance of differences, and the undeserved power of stinkbugs. Each book purchased results in a donation to the Trevor Project. "Because stinkbugs are temporary but love is forever. "

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great moral of the story

The stink bugs stink and they do not know it. They are also pretty stupid, even by bug standards. Don't vote for stink bugs... happily ever after !

46 of 63 people found this review helpful

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This should be on every bookshelf!

What did you love best about A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo?

I initially felt Marlon lived in Canada but stink bugs don't have a voice here.

What did you like best about this story?

It's about love and friends.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Has Jim Parsons narrated other things?????

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was first to fall in love with the book and then to do what I can to make sure there are less and less stink bugs until there are no more.

Any additional comments?

This book should be in every school, library, children's room, daycare, etc.

70 of 97 people found this review helpful

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  • Annie
  • 03-19-18

A lovely and positive story

I bought this book on audible as soon as I saw John Oliver talk about it on Last Week Tonight and I was not disappointed. The story is simple but beautiful with wonderful and positive messages about accepting everyone's differences, about love and about friendship. On top of this, Jim Parson's reading is great and all proceeds from both the print and audio versions support The Trevor Project and Aids United so I would recommend this story to anyone.

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  • May Lill Sande
  • 03-19-18

Entertaining and good performances

Would you listen to A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo again? Why?

I would listen to this book again. It was a well written story with engaging performances in all the roles.

What did you like best about this story?

A sweet story for children, in a traditional storybook fashion, with a nice moral and fun characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The wedding.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The wedding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-18

Brilliant story

brought it just for rupaul, truly brilliant story no one likes a stink bug :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-18

Wonderful

Especially the part about the bunnymoon! Made me laugh and smile and feel like there is hope in the world!

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  • AVg
  • 05-07-18

Touching performances; simple clear storyline

Loved the book. I hope fiction leads the way to a similar reality. Here's to freedom, the Marlon Bundo way!

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  • Edmund Yu
  • 05-04-18

Amazing cute story for kids

cute story teaching tolerance to kids. love the voices in it as well. Loved hearing all those voices

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  • C. Hufton
  • 04-25-18

Fantastic Cast

A good story and cast, a story all young children should hear so they don't grow up to be stinky like Mike Pence.

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  • anja siikanen
  • 04-23-18

love

THIS is how you spread LOVE! this made me so happy. beautiful story. I hope this outsells the stinkbugs book ;)

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  • Dermot Canniffe
  • 04-19-18

A beautiful work of staggering genius

I loved this book!!
"stink bugs are temporary, love is forever" ... I need that on a t-shirt.
No wonder everyone is Lapin this book up.

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  • Richard
  • 04-09-18

What a great Idea

Well written and beautifully delivered by the actors. The children loved it and you know what the bigger story is. Well done John Oliver.

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  • Yicheng
  • 03-19-18

An amazing story of Bunny-hopping

What better to start off your day with a beautiful story of Marlon and Wesley wishing that they could hop and hop forever? Heart-warming, funny, and unapologetically family-friendly. Come for the satire, stay for the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-19-18

Marlon Bundo for President

...because stink bugs are temporary but love is forever. Five stars just for the idea to undercut the big bigot’s bunny book alone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-19-18

Hello from Australia

Brilliant!! Hilarious and very witty. Well done to John Oliver, writers and cast.

8 stars if I could.

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  • Laura
  • 03-19-18

loved it

loved it!!! love last week tonight so when i heard about this book i just had to buy it.

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  • michael
  • 03-19-18

practically perfect in every way!

Beautiful narrative with enough overbite to engage mum and dad while not overreaching and becoming too preachy. my niece just said "so it's ok that I love wonder woman!?" and we had a great chat about love. Will remember that moment forever guys. thank you Jill and Marlon for a way to help me converse with my family x can not recommend highly enough!

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  • Lenette Breytenbach
  • 04-30-18

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  • Michael
  • 04-26-18

Absolutely adorable

this is an absolutely perfect way to teach children about love. love is forever. awesome

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  • Col Gorman
  • 04-06-18

Love will win

Great little story. Let’s hope that Mundo has a return book where he takes on the NRA

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  • jackie schenk
  • 03-27-18

vote the stinkbug out!

Fantastic story of love and acceptance and the Democratic process. Support a worthy cause. BOTUS.

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  • Kushina
  • 03-27-18

Cutest Story EVER!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo the most enjoyable?

It's the most comforting and passionate story that deserves all of it's praises

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marlon Bundo is the best because he's so happy and excited about everything

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Everything you want from an expressive and passionate

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

IT MADE ME SO HAPPY!!!