He’s a hit podcast host, creator and star of his own TV show, and one of the best known comics of our time, and now, Marc Maron can (probably) add “bestselling author” to his list of achievements.
This fall, Maron will publish a compendium of interviews titled Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast, co-authored with show producer Brendan McDonald. It’ll compile some of the most candid, fascinating conversations from his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, with everyone from up-and-coming comics to the (then) current President of the United States. According to its official description:
Waiting for the Punch is not simply a collection of these interviews, but instead something more wondrous: a running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs and failures we all experience. With each chapter covering a different topic: parenting, childhood, relationships, sexuality, success, failures and others, Punch becomes a sort of everyman’s guide to life. Barack Obama candidly discusses the challenges of the presidency, and the bittersweet moments of seeing your children grow up and away from you. Bruce Springsteen speaks on the dual nature of desperation to both motivate and devastate. Amy Schumer recounts the pain of a parents’ divorce.
At once laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly honest, joyous, tragic and powerful, Waiting for the Punch is a book to be read from cover to cover, but it is also one to return to again and again.
Here’s the full cover, which features a Groucho-style portrait of Maron and promises a fun preface from John Oliver:
Waiting for the Punch will be out on October 10th; you can pre-order it now.