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    DescriptionNATIONAL 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 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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812992878
    ISBN 10: 0812992873
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: APW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, PER015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 792.702/8092
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000, PER008000, BIO026000, HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 791.092
    BIC subject category V2: ASZB
    LC classification: PN2287.M515 A3 2013
    Thema V1.0: ATL, ATX, DNBF1
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Spiegel & Grau
    Publication date
    16 July 2013
    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.
    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