Grumpy Cat, aka internet meme star mixed-breed cat Tardar Sauce, has broadened her media reach by publishing the new book “Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book” (Chronicle Books). To launch the cat photo and advice book, Grumpy Cat and her family held a meet-the-author event in Los Angeles Jul. 23 that drew hundreds of loyal fans.
Grumpy walked the red carpet from her white limo to retail store Kitson in Santa Monica, Calif., before climbing into her brown velvet cat bed to await photo ops. Between 500 to 800 people lined up to buy books and meet the famous meme cat. The event began at 6 p.m., and the last fan left at about 8:30 that night.
Carrying Grumpy down the red carpet were her owner, Tabatha Bundesen and Tabatha’s brother, Bryan. Bryan first brought Grumpy Cat to the world’s attention when he posted her picture on social media site Reddit. The fame grew from there and now in addition to the book, Grumpy will be the focus of a new movie.
Although no “pawtographs” were given out during the book launch, around 500 of her books were sold to eager readers. Check out Grumpy on the red carpet and see some fans wearing their best Grumpy look.