By Marc Maron
People make a mess.
Marc Maron was once a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comic who dreamed of an easy existence: a spouse, a house, a sitcom to name his personal. yet in its place he awakened at some point to discover himself fired from his radio task, surrounded via feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by way of a divorce from a girl he concept he enjoyed. He attempted to heal his damaged center via no matter what capacity he may possibly find—minor-league hoarding, Viagra dependancy, unintended racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes together with his mind—but not anything looked as if it would paintings. It used to be purely while he used to be stripped all the way down to not anything that he chanced on his approach back.
Attempting Normal is Marc Maron’s trip during the wasteland of his personal brain, a suite of explosively, painfully, addictively humorous tales that upload as much as a relocating story of desire and hopelessness, of failing, flailing, and discovering a manner. From standup to tv to his outrageously renowned podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc has consistently been a real unique, a disarmingly sincere, intensely shrewdpermanent, brutally open comedian who unearths knowledge within the strangest locations. this is often his tale of the winding, potholed street from insanity and obsession and failure to anything like general, the thrillingly comedian trip of a sympathetic f***up who’s attempting fairly difficult to do greater with out creating a greater mess. so much folks will relate.
Praise for Attempting Normal
“I laughed so challenging studying this book.”—David Sedaris
“Funny . . . unusually deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”—Los Angeles Times
“Superb . . . A cause that [it] is a fantastic instance of an overcrowded genre—the comic memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded method of his heritage, the knowledge of experience.”—The ny Times
“Marc Maron is a legend simply because he's either an exceptional comedian and a super brain. Attempting Normal is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and fact as merely this guy can administer.”—Sam Lipsyte
Praise for Marc Maron and WTF
“The stuff of comedy legend.”—Rolling Stone
“Marc Maron is a startlingly sincere, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. actually one of many maximum of all time.”—Louis C.K.
“I’ve recognized Marc for years and that i can inform you first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, sincere, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”—David Cross
“Revered between his friends . . . uncooked and unflinchingly honest.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Devastatingly funny.”—Los Angeles Times
“For a comedy nerd, this exhibit is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow
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Attempting Normal by Marc Maron