By Marc Maron
People make a mess.
Marc Maron used to be 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 in the future to discover himself fired from his radio activity, surrounded through feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by way of a divorce from a girl he idea he enjoyed. He attempted to heal his damaged middle via no matter what potential he may well find—minor-league hoarding, Viagra habit, unintentional racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes together with his mind—but not anything appeared to paintings. It used to be in basic terms while he used to be stripped right down to not anything that he chanced on his approach back.
Attempting Normal is Marc Maron’s trip during the barren region of his personal brain, a set of explosively, painfully, addictively humorous tales that upload as much as a relocating story of wish and hopelessness, of failing, flailing, and discovering a manner. From standup to tv to his outrageously well known podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc has constantly been a real unique, a disarmingly sincere, intensely shrewdpermanent, brutally open comedian who reveals knowledge within the strangest areas. this can be his tale of the winding, potholed highway from insanity and obsession and failure to anything like basic, the thrillingly comedian trip of a sympathetic f***up who’s making an attempt rather not easy to do larger with out creating a larger mess. such a lot folks will relate.
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 identified 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 convey is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow
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