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Attempting Normal

Marc Maron

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 find-minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mind-but nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back. Attempting Normal is Marc Maron's 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 who's trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate. 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 lege

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 find-minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mind-but nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back. Attempting Normal is Marc Maron's 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 who's trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate. 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 lege
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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 find-minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mind-but nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back. Attempting Normal is Marc Maron's 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 who's trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate. 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 lege

Language:

English

Length:

5h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:29