Review: Attempting Normal by Marc Maron

Published: 2013
By: Books on Tape
Series: N/A
Source: EPL
Format: Audiobook
ISBN: 9780385363600

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.
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Who is Marc Maron? I don’t know and therefore I don’t understand his comedic attempt at this book.. memoir. Either way, I enjoyed some parts but hearing this guy narrate his life, jumping back and forth between past and “present”, observations and internal discussions with himself has proved to be quite tiresome. I did not enjoy this book, I don’t know what I was expecting before I started listening to it, but apparently it did not meet my expectations.

If you know who this comic/artist-guy is and enjoy his talent; you will enjoy it. The book was filled with a lot of self-doubt, hating, delusion that can only be explained with the fact that some form of neurotic ego-speak. It was awful. I was surprised so many women that he said to be married to lasted so long. I’m sure the parts that he didn’t talk about were the better, happier days of his relationship. I feel like I’m writing the way the book was narrated.

I’m done.

2 Star signature


About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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