The Resource Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald

Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald

Label
Based on a true story : a memoir
Title
Based on a true story
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Norm Macdonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Norm
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macdonald, Norm
  • Comedians
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Canadian edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781443414296
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
  • 219629
  • 5560092
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Canadian edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781443414296
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
  • 219629
  • 5560092

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