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Sure, I'll Join Your Cult

A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2023-09-14
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From weird, scary, ingenious (The New York Times) stand-up comedian Maria Bamford, a brutally honest and hilariously frenetic memoir about show business, mental health, and the comfort of rigid belief systemsfrom Dale Carnegies How to Win Friends and Influence People, to Suzuki violin training, to Richard Simmons, to 12-step programs. Maria Bamford is a comedians 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 1980s, to 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 world, but to want to be a part of it. In Bamfords signature voice, Sure, Ill Join Your Cult, brings us on a quest to participate in something. With sincerity and transparency, she recounts every anonymous fellowship she has joined (including but not limited to: Debtors Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, and 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 inimitable, Bamfords memoir explores what it means to keep going, and to be a member of society (or any group shes invited to) despite not being very good at it. In turn, she hopes to transform isolating experiences into comedy that will make you feel less alone (without turning into a cult following).
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Bamford creates an effective mix of introduction (or reintroduction) to a fascinating comedian, a guide to the self-help industry, and an encouragingly lighthearted, respectful assessment of mental health, reminding readers that they are not alone. Laugh-out-loud funny, weird, and touchinga great example of what a celebrity memoir can bring to readers. Kirkus Reviews (starred) Theres an authenticity to [Bamford's] words that elevates them into something beyond the category of comedy memoir Bamford has created a work destined to shine much-needed light on mental illness. Illuminating those serious moments with humor is her true triumph. Washington Post In her signature oddball style, [Bamford] honestly and hilariously discusses allwhile offering some weighty (yet somehow still funny) analysis of mental health stigma, our broken health care system, and those that take advantage of people in genuine need of help. Those who love Maria Bamford will love this, and those who dont might by the end. Booklist (starred review) [T]he book shines with Bamfords brilliance, relentless humor, and insatiable instinct for survival Raw and discomfiting, but completely compelling. This is an essential read for Bamford fans. Library Journal [H]ilarious, devastating, fascinating Celebrated comedian Maria Bamford is a winsome and unapologetic tour guide through her own life, reflecting on her search for achievement, belonging and healing. Bookpage [A] hilarious, eyebrow-raising debut memoir Its all delivered with Bamfords trademark blend of disarming intimacy and dark whimsy. The result is a consistently funny and occasionally heartbreaking glimpse into a unique comedic mind. Publishers Weekly Sure, I'll Join Your Cult is a wry, blunt, service-y, sometimes cranky, and largely exuberant stroll through the modern self-help and support-group scene. Shelf Awareness [Bamfords] artisanal blend of unflinching self-awareness, searing honesty and compulsion for hilarious self-disclosure makes for an unforgettable read (or listen, because the audiobook is fantastic). Glen Weldon, host, Pop Culture Happy Hour Maria Bamfords writing is laugh-out-loud funny. Her brain is a national treasure. Jennette McCurdy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Im Glad My Mom Died If Maria Bamford had a cult, I'd join it. Rachel Bloom, author of I Want to be Where the Normal People Are Maria is the kind of comedian you watch and think, Ive gotta write more and Ive gotta think deeper. Im glad shes in the world. Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and Silver Screen Fiend Maria Bamford is deeply funny. her understanding of the world and her place in it is so specific to her brain and the many beautiful, bizarre voices that live inside it. Read this book to better understand one of our most special minds. Nick Kroll A brutal and honest look at battling mental health. Is it funny?Of courseIts Maria, but its also gut wrenching. Take Marias hand and walk with her through good times, bad times, and coocoo for coco puffs times. Oscar Nuez Maria Bamford is my absolute favorite comedian. Read this book NOW! Tig Notaro, author of Im Just a Person

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Maria Bamford is the star of The Maria Bamford Show, Ask My Mom, and Lady Dynamite. She was deemed Breakout Comedy Star at Just for Laughs, and her critically acclaimed work includes her stand-up specials Weakness Is the Brand, Old Baby, and Maria Bamford: The Special, Special, Special!, as well as two Comedy Central Presents specials. Marias writing has been featured in The New York Times, LA Weekly, and more. She is the author of the audio original You Are (A Comedy) Special. Maria has contributed comedic voice-overs for Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Word Girl, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Korra, and Teenage Euthanasia. For her mental health advocacy, shes been presented with The OCD Foundations Illumination Award and featured at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, The Chautauqua Institution, and the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics Symposium. Shes not always right for these rooms, but shes on time and pleasant. (From Maria: This was all in the third person. My apologies. If you need help, dial 911 or 988 or call Delta airlines Diamond line. Health care can be expensive and sometimes, super shitty. Go get yourself that shitty-ass help and tell me how it went!)