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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
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"--
Summary
A possibly true memoir by the former SNL cast member, raconteur, gambler and stand-up comedian traces his origins in a rural Canadian town, to his epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, through his eventual stumbles into fame, a personal account that is imparted to a deeply disturbed ghost write
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526738
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2308.M23
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
20813922
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780812993622
Lccn
2016014108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-upg20160908-054
  • BRO-cust20160912-054
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn936347278
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
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
20813922
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780812993622
Lccn
2016014108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-upg20160908-054
  • BRO-cust20160912-054
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn936347278

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