Marc Maron has a lot of talents, including comedy, podcasting, singing, acting and writing. So it should come as no surprise that he has a brand new book “Attempting Normal” coming out on April 30th. In fact, it is available to pre-order right now. Here’s the official synopses of Maron’s new memoir:
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.
Fans of Maron’s WTF podcast and his comedy will recognize this concept. And if you’re fans of Maron, you’ll definitely want to tune in to our new series “Maron,” when it premieres this spring. (You can watch the teaser trailer here.) The show, like the book, centers around a guy who records a podcast from his garage, has comically tense interactions with the guests on his show and navigates his tense relationship with his much-younger girlfriend. Maron, whether in a book or on-air is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny.
Here’s the cover of the new book:
That will look great on your nightstand and will definitely make you look smart as you read it on the bus. So go pre-order “Attempting Normal” right now.
“Maron” premiers on IFC this spring