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By Marc Maron


Marc Maron is “a grasp of spinning humor out of discomfort” (Bookforum), even if that ache is beautiful sincerely self-inflicted. In Attempting common, he threads jointly twenty-five tales from his existence and near-death, from his first comedy highway journeys (with a fugitive junkie comedian with a lacking teeth) to his love affair with feral animals (his cat rescues are bloody epics) to his unusually relocating stories of lust, heartbreak, and hope.  The tales are united through Maron’s exciting storytelling style—intensely clever, disarmingly sincere, and explosively humorous. jointly, they upload as much as a hilarious and relocating story of failing, flailing, and discovering a way.

Praise for Attempting Normal
“I laughed so difficult examining this book.”—David Sedaris
“Funny . . . unusually deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”—Los Angeles Times
“Superb . . . A cause that [it] is an excellent instance of an overcrowded genre—the comic memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded method of his historical past, the knowledge of experience.”The manhattan Times
“Marc Maron is a legend simply because he's either an exceptional comedian and an excellent brain. Attempting Normal is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and fact as basically this guy can administer.”—Sam Lipsyte
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“The stuff of comedy legend.”Rolling Stone 
“Marc Maron is a startlingly sincere, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. really one of many maximum of all time.”—Louis C.K.
“I’ve identified Marc for years and that i can let you know first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, sincere, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”—David Cross
“Revered between his friends . . . uncooked and unflinchingly honest.”Entertainment Weekly

“Devastatingly funny.”Los Angeles Times
“For a comedy nerd, this express is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow

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