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Based on a true story: a memoir
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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016].
Physical Desc:
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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4 copies, 13 people are on the wait list.
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"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"--

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First edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812993622

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, N. (2016). Based on a true story: a memoir. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm, 1963-. 2016. Based On a True Story: A Memoir. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm, 1963-, Based On a True Story: A Memoir. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm. Based On a True Story: A Memoir. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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