We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Based on a true story: a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life--more or less--from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it's a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghost writer whose teetering sanity and bruised ego threaten to take down the entire narrative--and possibly the comic with it. Peppered with classic jokes and long mythologized Hollywood stories, this wildly adventurous, tense, totally original, and absurdly funny memoir turns the conventional "comic's memoir" on its head and leaves the reader delightfully off kilter"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780812993622
9781524703219
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID4642770e-614f-ec01-2fd9-490f036b7ad8
Grouping Titlebased on a true story
Grouping Authornorm macdonald
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-10-02 03:18:56AM
Last Indexed2022-10-02 03:53:30AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Macdonald, Norm, 1963-
author_display
Macdonald, Norm
available_at_catalog
Arden-Dimick
Carmichael
detailed_location_catalog
Arden-Dimick
Carmichael
Central
McKinley
display_description
"As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life--more or less--from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it's a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghost writer whose teetering sanity and bruised ego threaten to take down the entire narrative--and possibly the comic with it. Peppered with classic jokes and long mythologized Hollywood stories, this wildly adventurous, tense, totally original, and absurdly funny memoir turns the conventional "comic's memoir" on its head and leaves the reader delightfully off kilter"--
format_catalog
Book
eAudiobook
format_category_catalog
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
4642770e-614f-ec01-2fd9-490f036b7ad8
isbn
9780812993622
9781524703219
itype_catalog
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed
2022-10-02T10:53:30.548Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Essays
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
792.76028 M135 2016
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Arden-Dimick
Carmichael
Central
McKinley
primary_isbn
9780812993622
publishDate
2016
publisher
Books on Tape
Spiegel & Grau
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Actors -- Canada -- Biography
Comedians -- Canada -- Biography
Macdonald, Norm, -- 1963-
title_display
Based on a true story : a memoir
title_full
Based on a True Story A Memoir
Based on a true story : a memoir / Norm Macdonald
title_short
Based on a true story
title_sub
a memoir
topic_facet
Actors
Biography & Autobiography
Comedians
Essays
Humor (Nonfiction)
Macdonald, Norm
Nonfiction

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b24348247.i74649607McKinley792.76028 M135 20161falsefalseDue Oct 19, 2022mckag
ils:.b24348247.i74649589Central792.76028 M135 20161falsefalseDue Oct 20, 2022cenag
ils:.b24348247.i74649590Carmichael792.76028 M135 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b24348247.i74649632Arden-Dimick792.76028 M135 20161falsefalseOn Shelfardag
overdrive:c8c70c7b-8c5a-437c-96ba-943a8e6093ea-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books6falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b24348247BookBooksFirst editionEnglishSpiegel & Grau[2016]xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
overdrive:c8c70c7b-8c5a-437c-96ba-943a8e6093eaeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks on Tape2016

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24348247.i74649607Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24348247.i74649589Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24348247.i74649590On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b24348247.i74649632On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:c8c70c7b-8c5a-437c-96ba-943a8e6093ea-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse