Based on a True Story Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Not a Memoir

    • 4.4 • 355 Ratings
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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Driving, wild and hilarious” (The Washington Post), here is the incredible “memoir” of the legendary actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran.

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals.” Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, “Call it anything you damn like.”

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2016
September 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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I miss Norm

Not the greatest book, I wish Norm had shared more truth but it’s Norm so I forgive him. RIP.

StopSpamTexts ,

Talentless hack who slept his way to the top

Norm is hilarious and this book is awesome. He is an original and should've been given David Letterman's spot, or Jay Leno's spot. He is one of the few comics that actually has an original thought every now and then. Bababooey to you all. Also this book helped me get women, money and fame. I highly recommend it. I had no idea that Norm rubbed one out at the Whitehouse with Bill Cosby back in the 90's. Very enlightening. A+ 5/5 stars.

crispiertiger61 ,

Norm Lives Forever

This is a great book that provides looks into Norms mind in a way that well compliments all his work I’ve seen over the years. Despite the story seeming real, fake, or embellished, they provide some truths and laughs.

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