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Grumpy Cat to give 'pawtographs' in L.A.: Exclusive book preview

What feline was Meme of the Year at the 2013 Webbys, beating out Korean pop star Psy? Who might just become a movie star? And who is coming to Los Angeles?

Grumpy Cat, of course.

The cat with the perpetually frowny face will be appearing at Kitson in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the launch of the book "Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book." Grumpy Cat, who people in the know say is actually not grumpy at all, will be posing for photos with fans and giving "pawtographs."

We've got an exclusive look inside the book, two pages of photos and quips that look like a Grumpy Cat scrapbook (see pics at left). To learn more about Grumpy Cat's appearance, we emailed with Bryan Bundesen, Grumpy Cat's manager and the photographer who first captured his sister's cat -- then known as Tardar Sauce -- and posted the pics online, launching Grumpy Cat's career.

Has Grumpy Cat’s book tour been tough on the kitty? Does she take solace in catnip or other treats?

Other than BEA this is our first appearance for the Grumpy Cat book, so things haven't been tough at all! Grumpy Cat seems to enjoy traveling and meeting her fans.

What was it like for Grumpy Cat at BEA, the publishing conference?

Grumpy Cat had a great time at BEA! She posed with fans for photos for about two hours and squeezed in a nap during the appearance. Grumpy Cat had the longest guest line at BEA. People were lined up around the expo center to see her famous frown!

How does Grumpy Cat sign books?

Grumpy Cat is a bit too lazy to sign books personally (and we would never put her little paws through such a workout) but we have a stamp of her paw print that we will be using to "pawtograph" books!

What do her friends call her – Grumpy Cat or Tardar Sauce?

Most people call her Grumpy Cat now; but we still call her Tardar Sauce often.

Will Grumpy Cat be meeting with any high-powered Hollywood types? Who?

There are some celebrities on the VIP list at the Kitson event; but we can't divulge names at this time. ;)

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