Ave Maria Bamford: The Gift of Mental Illness, aka Looking at The Bright Side of Life

Maria Bamford on Mental Illness, Climate Change, Losing, Dying Young, Addiction, Being a Single Mother, Relationship Failure, Financial Ruin, Loneliness and Unspeakable Tragedy. Sounds hilarious, doesn’t it? And it is! Once the Joneses hear about the advantages of mental illness, everyone’s going to want it.

Want more good news? You probably already have a mental illness. Luckily, there’s probably a prescription medication that’s just right for you. Ask your doctor!


Snippets from Saga, vol. 3.

“Life is mostly just learning how to lose…There are two kinds of people left  in this world, consumers and destroyers. We used to have creators, but they all ran away…All good children stories are the same: young creature breaks rules, has incredible adventure, then returns home with the knowledge that the aforementioned rules are there for a reason…Of course, the actual message to the careful reader is: break rules as often as you can, because who the hell doesn’t want to have an adventure?…There’s always money in conflict….It’s the stories with no sides that worry them.”

—Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona. Saga, v. 3. Image Comics. 2012.