It Feels So Good to Make Something

Jessica Grose talked to comedian Maria Bamford about her  comedy special, which you can buy online for $4.99 (isn’t it so cool that just over a year ago Louis C.K. tried this an experiment, and now it’s become almost the norm for comedians?) In the special she tells jokes about her mental illness to an audience of two: her parents.

I keep thinking about this line from the intervew: “I wish I were more prolific. It feels so good to make something and I don’t know why I would avoid it like I avoid any sort of exercise (which also has the same effect).” It does feel good to make something. It feels good to exercise. It feels good to get up early. I don’t know why a person would avoid those things either. (Except I do.)

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