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    DescriptionBy 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 extraordinary provocative intelligence that is regrettably shared by few." _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian


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    Title
    The Jerusalem Syndrome
    Subtitle
    A Religious Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marc Maron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767908108
    ISBN 10: 0767908104
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BISAC V2.8: HUM014000
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25400
    DC21: 792.7028092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    DC22: 792.7/028/092
    BISAC V2.8: HUM015000
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    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: PN2287.M515 A3 2001
    LC subject heading: ,
    Publisher
    Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
    Imprint name
    Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
    Publication date
    09 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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    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 extraordinary provocative intelligence that is regrettably shared by few." _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian