From ΓÇ£weird,scaryingeniousΓÇ¥ (The New York Times) stand-up comedian Maria Bamforda brutally honest and hilariously frenetic memoir about show businessmental healthand the comfort of rigid belief systemsΓÇöfrom Dale CarnegieΓÇÖs How to Win Friends and Influence Peopleto Suzuki violin trainingto Richard Simmonsto 12-step programs. Maria Bamford is a comedianΓÇÖs comedian (an outsider among outsiders) and has forever fought to find a place to belong. From struggling with an eating disorder as a child of the 1980sto navigating a career in the arts (and medical debt and psychiatric institutionalization)she has tried just about every method possible to not only be a part of the worldbut to want to be a part of it. In BamfordΓÇÖs signature voiceSureIΓÇÖll Join Your Cultbrings us on a quest to participate in something. With sincerity and transparencyshe recounts every anonymous fellowship she has joined (including but not limited to: Debtors AnonymousSex and Love Addicts Anonymousand Overeaters Anonymous)every hypomanic episode (from worrying about selling out under capitalism to enforcing union rules on her Netflix TV show set to protect her health)and every easy 1-to-3-step recipe for fudge in between. Singular and inimitableBamfordΓÇÖs memoir explores what it means to keep goingand to be a member of society (or any group sheΓÇÖs invited to) despite not being very good at it. In turnshe hopes to transform isolating experiences into comedy that will make you feel less alone (without turning into a cult following).
Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult
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