Attempting Normal (Enhanced Edition)
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This enhanced eBook edition contains six specially recorded audio segments in the style of the WTF podcast, with more than thirty-five minutes of brand-new, never-before-heard stories and reflections from Marc Maron.
Marc Maron is “a master of spinning humor out of anguish” (Bookforum), even when that anguish is pretty clearly self-inflicted. In Attempting Normal, he threads together twenty-five stories from his life and near-death, from his first comedy road trips (with a fugitive junkie comic with a missing tooth) to his love affair with feral animals (his cat rescues are bloody epics) to his surprisingly moving tales of lust, heartbreak, and hope. The stories are united by Maron’s thrilling storytelling style—intensely smart, disarmingly honest, and explosively funny. Together, they add up to a hilarious and moving tale of failing, flailing, and finding a way.
Praise for Attempting Normal
“I laughed so hard reading this book.”—David Sedaris
“Funny . . . surprisingly deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”—Los Angeles Times
“Superb . . . A reason that [it] is a superior example of an overcrowded genre—the comedian memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded approach to his history, the wisdom of experience.”—The New York Times
“Marc Maron is a legend because he is both a great comic and a brilliant mind. Attempting Normal is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and truth as only this man can administer.”—Sam Lipsyte
Praise for Marc Maron and WTF
“The stuff of comedy legend.”—Rolling Stone
“Marc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.”—Louis C.K.
“I’ve known Marc for years and I can tell you first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”—David Cross
“Revered among his peers . . . raw and unflinchingly honest.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Devastatingly funny.”—Los Angeles Times
“For a comedy nerd, this show is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow
book is really great, but...
I love the book. It sheds significant new light and details of some things Marc Maron has spoken of on his podcast. And I enjoy the audio segments in the enhanced version of the book.
But this is my first online book order via iTunes. Is it really a standard thing that I have to re-enter my password repeatedly, on a daily basis, on a book that I have purchased? Maybe this is a fluke, but if it is standard operating procedure, this is the last book I will buy via iTunes.
I've listened to the podcast since….forever and succumbed to Marc's pressure to pre-purchase from Audible. Now I have an advanced copy without the extras. No fair. I don't think Marc could have had advanced notice that iTunes would choose his book but he could try to make a sap like me whole. Is this self-pity?
What an excellent book. I have not literally laughed at a a book in a long time. Great comic, great podcast host, great writer.
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