NATIONAL BESTSELLER People make a mess. Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a divorce from a woman he thought he loved. He tried to heal his broken heart through whatever means he could findaminor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mindabut nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back. Attempting Normal is Marc Maronas journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of explosively, painfully, addictively funny stories that add up to a moving tale of hope and hopelessness, of failing, flailing, and finding a way. From standup to television to his outrageously popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc has always been a genuine original, a disarmingly honest, intensely smart, brutally open comic who finds wisdom in the strangest places. This is his story of the winding, potholed road from madness and obsession and failure to something like normal, the thrillingly comic journey of a sympathetic f***up whoas trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate. Praise for Attempting Normal aI laughed so hard reading this book.aaDavid Sedaris aFunny . . . surprisingly deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.aaLos Angeles Times aSuperb . . . A reason that [it] is a superior example of an overcrowded genreathe comedian memoirais Mr. Maronas hardheaded approach to his history, the wisdom of experience.aaThe New York Times aMarc 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.aaSam Lipsyte Praise for Marc Maron and WTF aThe stuff of comedy legend.aaRolling Stone aMarc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.aaLouis C.K. aIave known Marc for years and I can tell you first hand that heas passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.aaDavid Cross aRevered among his peers . . . raw and unflinchingly honest.aaEntertainment Weekly aDevastatingly funny.aaLos Angeles Times aFor a comedy nerd, this show is nirvana.aaJudd Apatow From the Hardcover edition.Most of us will relate. Praise for Attempting Normal aI laughed so hard reading this book.aaDavid Sedaris aFunny . . . surprisingly deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.aaLos Angeles Times aSuperb . . .
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