Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron

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Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast Read Online Free - "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 Oliver

Each 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 interviews, but instead something more wondrous: a running narrative of the world's most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs and failures we all experience. With each chapter covering a different topic: parenting, childhood, relationships, sexuality, success, failures and others, Punch becomes a sort of everyman's guide to life. Barack Obama candidly discusses the challenges of the presidency, and the bittersweet moments of seeing your children grow up and away from you. Bruce Springsteen speaks on the dual nature of desperation to both motivate and devastate. Amy Schumer recounts the pain of a parents' divorce.

At once laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly honest, joyous, tragic and powerful, Waiting for the Punch is a book to be read from cover to cover, but it is also one to return to again and again.

Title : Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast
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ISBN : 1250088887
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

Thanks to the publisher for providing access to this title through Edelweiss. I try to read as many books as I can about podcasts, podcasting, interviewing, etc., so I was excited to see this book come up. I used to listen to the WTF Podcast, and still do occasionally when the guest is someone who...

Jason rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

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 som...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2017

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...

Kevin rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2017

In 2009, comedian Marc Maron began interviewing his friends for a twice-weekly podcast he still records in his garage. With each episode of WTF with Marc Maron running an hour or longer, Maron's intimate setting and relaxed, freeform conversational style lures comedians, actors, writers, director...

Kdawg91 rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2017

I used to be way more social than I am now, I don't know what happened but the older I got, the more inward I went. That is one of the reasons Marc Maron and the WTF podcast fascinate me. Maron is a bundle of issues and the last person you would expect to be easily one of the better interviewers...

Jenn rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2018

The WTF podcast has helped me through some tough times, and this book encapsulates some of those really profound, important moments.

Nadine rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2017


Christopher rated it ★★★★☆

October 19, 2017

Collected a lot of my favorite highlights of the podcast over the years. Definitely recommend. Almost like an odd self-help book in a way.

Neri. rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

I laughed and almost cried while reading this book, so much awesome thoughts were provided here. The author not only expresses his own thoughts about how things work in life but also asks opinions from other people in his and other profession fields. Great read overall.

Christina rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

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.

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