By Marc Maron
By means 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 usual 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 fantasy that they're all of sudden direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a tremendously American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for non secular value and revelation within the so much not going of areas.
Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, proven rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends your time exploring the darkish aspect of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and well-known self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath la. As his quest matures, he finds the non secular features of company the US, pontificating at the undying fantastic thing about the Coca-Cola emblem or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing facility, the place the staff puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The fruits of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal travel 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 threshold of religious revelation_or is it apprehensive breakdown?
Marc Maron has significantly tailored and improved his praised one-man convey to craft a real literary memoir. no matter if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you giggle as you query the that 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 via few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian
From the exchange Paperback edition.