By Marc Maron
By way of the writer of Attempting general and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel based on Maron: a non secular memoir of your ordinary hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comic and seeker.
The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real mental phenomenon that frequently moves viewers to the Holy Land_the fable that they're by surprise direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a particularly American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for non secular importance and revelation within the such a lot not likely of locations.
Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, validated rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends a while exploring the darkish aspect of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and recognized self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath l. a.. As his quest matures, he finds the spiritual elements of company the USA, pontificating at the undying fantastic thing about the Coca-Cola brand or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing unit, the place the employees puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The fruits of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal journey of the Holy Land, the place, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face together with his personal ambiguous courting to Judaism and reaches the edge of religious revelation_or is it anxious breakdown?
Marc Maron has significantly tailored and extended his praised one-man exhibit to craft a real literary memoir. even if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you chuckle as you query the which means of life.
“Marc Maron is blazingly clever, rapid-fire, and intensely humorous . . . a super and constant screed.” –David Rakoff, writer of Fraud
“Marc Maron is the 1st loopy individual I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the facility to inform a narrative with a rare provocative intelligence that's unfortunately shared by way of few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian
From the exchange Paperback edition.