Attempting Normal - Marc Maron

Marc Maron is his own worst enemy which is probably why he's such a great comedian and host of the no-holds-barred WTF podcast. Maron's inability to get out of his head or his own way is what makes Attempting Normal such a hilarious, uncensored ride exploring his addictions, self-loathing, parental issues, and two failed marriages. Maron's story is that of a comedian's comedian, someone who perfected their art while berating and insulting success whenever it came knocking, but found it when he began hosting WTF. Unflinchingly honest throughout, from his sex life to his cats, Attempting Normal is also really funny and reveals the idealist under Maron's damaged, neurotic exterior.

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ISBN: 9780812982787
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Published: Random House - April 8th, 2014

We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy - Yael Kohen

Imagine going to a cocktail party where you could meet and listen to every generation of ground-breaking and hilarious female in comedy from the last sixty years. Sadly, you can’t. But don’t despair! Instead, read We Killed: a VERY Oral History of Women in Comedy in which everyone from Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Roseanne Barer, Paula Poundstone, Jeanene Garofalo, and Tiny Fey weigh in. Author Yael Kohen keeps the narrative flowing while giving everyone their moment to shine. We Killed is an honest, critical, hilarious, and contradictory tome (like all the best oral histories) that celebrates what these women accomplished. If you still don't think women are funny you just aren't paying attention.

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ISBN: 9781250037787
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Published: Picador - October 1st, 2013

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation - Aisha Tyler

We’ve all tripped in front of a crush or spilled coffee on ourselves or overslept on that one day we needed to be early, but these foibles are nothing compared to the spectacular, hilariously rendered portraits of Aisha Tyler’s epic fails. Known to many from her podcast Girl on Guy, or from being on The Talk, or voice turns as Lana Kane in Archer and several video games, or her standup, or as the one black person on Friends that time, or perhaps the new Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Tyler’s talents and ability to laugh are boundless. More than an exercise in bar topping stories, this book is a fascinating look at her singularly determined life. Watching how a black, socially conscious, nerdy, and adventurous girl with little supervision grows up to be one of the funniest and sexiest women ever makes this book well worth the read. This is a lady for the new world: ready to make you laugh, kick your ass, triumph at trivia, save the planet, and get us all to be a little more honest about that time we peed our pants.

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ISBN: 9780062223777
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Published: It Books - July 9th, 2013