Marc Maron is a very busy man these days and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. On April 30th he will release a new memoir, Attempting Normal. It’s not the comedian’s first foray into book writing, he released a book back in 2001 called Jerusalem Syndrome which was an adaptation of his one-man show of the same name.
While you don’t have to take our word for it, but we have this feeling that this book will get a bit more attention than the last one. Pre-order it now.
The book release will also be accompanied by the IFC premiere of his new sitcom Maron making for a Spring of Maron™.
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.