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    DescriptionNATIONAL BESTSELLER 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


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    Title
    Attempting Normal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marc Maron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812982787
    ISBN 10: 0812982789
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, PER015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 792.702/8092
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000, BIO026000, HUM000000
    DC23: 792.7028092
    BIC subject category V2: ASZB
    LC classification: PN2287.M515 A3 2014
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, WHX, ATX
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Spiegel & Grau
    Publication date
    22 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian and host of the podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." He has appeared in his own comedy specials on Comedy Central, HBO, and Netflix, and his sitcom, "Maron, "airs on IFC. He lives in Los Angeles. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    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 "From the Hardcover edition."