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The Jerusalem Syndrome - My Life As a Reluctant Messiah

Marc Maron

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Genres:

Humor

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By the author of Attempting Normal and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel according to Maron: a spiritual memoir of your average hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comedian and seeker. The Jerusalem Syndrome is a genuine psychological phenomenon that often strikes visitors to the Holy Land_the delusion that they are suddenly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron seems to have a distinctly American version of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for religious significance and revelation in the most unlikely of places. Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, established rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends some time exploring the dark side of things, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as "magic powder"), conspiracy theories, and famous self-destructive comedians convince him that the gates of hell open beneath Los Angeles. As his quest matures, he reveals the religious aspects of Corporate America, pontificating on the timeless beauty of the Coca-Cola logo and even taking a trip to the Philip Morris cigarette factory, where the workers puff their own products with a zealot-like fervor. The culmination of Maron's Jerusalem Syndrome comes during his own tour of the Holy Land, where, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face with his own ambiguous relationship to Judaism and reaches the brink of spiritual revelation_or is it nervous breakdown? Marc Maron has considerably adapted and expanded his praised one-man show to craft a genuine literary memoir. Whether he's a genuine prophet or a neurotic mess, he'll make you laugh as you question the meaning of life. "Marc Maron is blazingly smart, rapid-fire, and very funny . . . A brilliant and relentless screed." -David Rakoff, author of Fraud "Marc Maron is the first crazy person I've ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the ability to tell a story with an ex

Language:

English

Length:

3h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:25