Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron

Waiting for the Punch

"I'm British, so I'm medically dead inside, but even I can't help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honesty like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he's talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same. "--John OliverEach week over a million and a half listeners tune into WTF with Marc Maron to hear Marc and a guest do something remarkable: talk.Waiting for the Punch is not simply a collection of these interv...

Details Waiting for the Punch

TitleWaiting for the Punch
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreNonfiction, Humor

Reviews Waiting for the Punch

  • Jason Miller
    It's not unusual for a Marc Maron interview to blow my mind. Christy Brinkley. Norm MacDonald. Molly Shannon. There have been over 800. The honesty of the conversations come through my podcast player clear and strong, and it often leads me to want to share my new insight or understanding with someone. Numerous testimonials out there describe how Maron's conversations have let listeners know they aren't the only one struggling with a problem (e.g....
  • Erin O'Riordan
    I’d never heard Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, but I read parts of this book because I was interested in a lot of the people he interviewed on his show about universal topics like relationships, mental health, and sexuality. I skipped some of the interview subjects whose names I didn’t know or whom I didn’t think were quite as interesting, but the ones I read had a lot of good, insightful things to say. Some of the interviewees whose wisdom I ...
  • Christina
    I liked the blend of humor and solemnity. I thought the book did a good job of balancing the different perspectives under each chapter heading to sort of play devil's advocate - one idea against the next - but in a thought provoking way, not too contradictory.
  • Mary
    I read 95% of this---I skipped over some guests' graphic descriptions of events in their lives. I'm a longtime WTF podcast listener, but I haven't heard all the conversations---after all, Marc has now done 840 episodes. Much of this book moved me deeply. (My copy is an ARC. The book will be released in October 2017.
  • Woody
    While I've heard most of the episodes included in here, for some reason my reactions reading the same statements had a more visceral effect. Maybe it's because I've always dealt with the world emotionally more through books than actually people. Literally made me laugh & cry & exclaim "Oh, shit!" more than a few times. Anyway, words of wisdom on a variety of subjects from everyone from Conan O'Brien to Barack Obama. Must read.
  • Robin
    Ah, yes! The thrill of receiving an advance copy of a book you are excited to read was manifest the day this book came in the mail at the library. After becoming a fan of the WTF podcast in 2015 (this is because I heard that President Obama had been a guest on a podcast which records in a man's garage...turned out to be Maron!) I've been an avid twice a week listener ever since. If you have heard the podcast, you will want to read through this bo...
  • Maryjo
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.I wasn't sure how I was going to like this book since it's not the kind of book I normally read, but I loved it! The book is divided up into subjects such as growing up, relationships, parenting, mental health, failure, and life lessons. Basically, each sections takes excerpts from interviews Marc Maron has done over the years on his WTF podcast. His interviews have been with some very famous people and som...
  • Jo
    From Barack Obama to Margaret Cho to Cindy Crawford, Marc Maron has interviewed -and related to - all of them. And they've spilled their secrets. Yet this feels like back porch conversation with old friends. Sit back with a glass of lemonade and listen in for a spell.
  • Rebecca
    Insightful book, mostly demonstrates that you shouldn't take life too seriously.
  • Thomas
    GoodReads giveaway winner...Thank you!
  • Daniel Casey
    A cross-section of Maron's WTF podcast arranged into thematic sections. You get a collage of voices around a broad topic, an approach that both works and doesn't. This isn't just the podcast transcribed but it doesn't really become its own thing rather remaining simply a supplement.