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The Resource Based on a true story, by Norm Macdonald

Based on a true story, by Norm Macdonald

Label
Based on a true story
Title
Based on a true story
Statement of responsibility
by Norm Macdonald
Creator
Author
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
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2308.M23
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Based on a true story, by 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
Control code
ocn936347278
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812993622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016014108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936347278
Label
Based on a true story, by 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
Control code
ocn936347278
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812993622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016014108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936347278

Library Locations

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      476 Canton Ave., Milton, MA, 02186, US
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