Famed 'Grumpy Cat' lives up to her name at book launch

 
More than one thousand people gathered at a bookstore in Manhattan for their chance to meet Grumpy Cat, who is on a tour of North America to promote her new book 'The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat'. Video: Reuters

More than one thousand people gathered at a bookstore in Manhattan yesterday for their chance to meet Grumpy Cat.

The famed foul feline is on a tour of North America to promote her new book "The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat".

At a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City, the small blue-eyed frowner was greeted with a chorus of awwws and ooohs.

The cat stoically posed for pictures with her cheerful fans.

Judy, one of the first in line to meet Grumpy Cat, detailed the cat's rise to fame.

"She was originally named Tarter Sauce. And just by accident she had like a video on YouTube and it went viral. And because of her expressions, she became Grumpy Cat. It's just really, really special. You see her and she's always like very, very laid back and everything. But because of these expressions, it makes you smile. You can't be grumpy. I tried to have a grumpy face, but you can't because when you look at Grumpy Cat... so beautiful and so laid back and so calm and special, you just have to smile."

Another fan, Hanami, added, "It's like everyone is grumpy at some point in their life. And she's so cute and fluffy."

"She's so adorable looking and grumpy all the time," said Chris.

In addition to a picture with the cat, fans with the book received a paw-stamp autograph.

"The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat" is the feline's second book. Her first, "Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book" spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Reuters
 

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