Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 gleaned from this book included:
Michael Keaton (talking about Tim Burton, Batman, and Beetlejuice)
Sir Ian McKellen
Sir Patrick Stewart
Some of these folks are real gems of human beings. They have a lot of worthwhile things to say. Some of these things are very funny, some are poignant, some are both. All of these people are smart people capable of articulating a coherent thought, which is shockingly refreshing in this era of idiocracy.
P.S. Congratulations, Chelsea Peretti, on the healthy birth of your son Beaumont Peele.
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