I was first introduced to Marc Maron while watching GLOW. I had seen him in other things, but it was GLOW that really made me sit up and go, “Who is this hilarious forker?” I’ll be honest, I haven’t really dug into much of his other work, but I did know he hosted a podcast called WTF and while browsing the used book store last week, I saw a copy of Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast in the comedy section. I decided to snag a digital copy and I just finished it up today.
I didn’t know exactly what to expect with this book, so I browsed the chapters and decided to start on the Mental Health chapter. Basically, the book is a selection of quotes and conversations take from over the years on the WTF podcast. A wide variety of celebrities have come onto Marc’s show and discussed deep subjects very openly and this book is sort of a “Best Of” collection.
The book itself was good, but not great. I think I really enjoyed the Mental Health chapter so much, it prompted me to keep reading in hopes to finding another chapter as captivating as that one. Sadly, I didn’t find one. Overall the book is a decent read, but I have a feeling the actual podcasts are better.