By Norm Macdonald
Wild, risky, and flat-out unimaginable, this is the significant memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and the most effective stand-up comedians of all time.
As this book’s name indicates, Norm Macdonald tells the tale of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous visual appeal on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run because the anchor of Weekend replace on Saturday evening Live—until he used to be fired simply because a company government didn’t imagine he was once funny. But Based on a real Story is far greater than a memoir; it’s the hilarious, encouraged epic of Norm’s life.
In dispatches from a street journey to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d misplaced to activities making a bet and different vices) along with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the affection affairs, the days fortune smiled on his existence, and the days it refused to grin. because the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches list heights, and he needs to give you the chance to steer clear of the hefty expense that’s been put on his head by means of essentially the most risky personal loan sharks within the country.
As a comedy legend may still, Norm peppers those pages with vintage jokes and fondly mythologized Hollywood tales. This wildly adventurous, completely unique, and absurdly humorous saga turns the traditional “comic’s memoir” on its head and provides the reader an unique move into the mad, excellent brain of Norm Macdonald.
Advance compliment for Based on a real Story
“Norm is superb and considerate and there's sensitivity and artistic perception in his observations and tales. loads of comics through the years were in comparison to Mark Twain, yet i feel Norm is the single one that really fits the fellow by way of his voice and talent. I heavily f**king love Norm Macdonald. Please purchase his booklet. He most likely wishes the money. He’s particularly undesirable with money.”—Louis C.K., from the foreword
“Norm is certainly one of my all-time favorites, and this ebook used to be any such nice learn I forgot how lonely i used to be for a while.”—Amy Schumer
“I consistently idea Normie’s stand-up used to be the funniest factor there has been. yet this booklet offers it a run for its money.”—Adam Sandler
“Norm is without doubt one of the maximum stand-up comics who’s ever worked—a absolutely unique voice. His experience of the ridiculous and his use of juxtaposition in his writing make him a comic’s comedian. all of us love Norm.”—Roseanne Barr
“Norm Macdonald makes me chuckle my ass off. who's funnier than Norm Macdonald? Nobody.”—Judd Apatow
“Norm Macdonald is greater than a triple threat—he’s a septuple chance. he's clever, humorous, wry, rakish, well mannered, rakish . . . no, wait. he's well mannered, insightful, and . . . aaaaah . . . hot. No. He’s fascinating. Yeah. intriguing! You by no means understand what he’ll do. ok, then make that unpredictable. upload that up. He’s amazing.”—Alec Baldwin
“Norm purely has to grunt to make me snort. And this publication is 300 pages? signal me up.”—Sophia Amoruso, writer of #GIRLBOSS
“Norm is a double risk. His fabric and timing are either top-notch, that's extraordinary. he's one among my favorites, either on- and off-stage.”—Dave Attell
“David Letterman acknowledged it most sensible: there isn't any one funnier than Norm Macdonald.”—Rob Schneider
From the Hardcover edition.
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When we arrived there, I was so excited I couldn’t wait; I pushed the door open wide and rushed inside, looking for that squirrel, but I couldn’t find him. I realized my mistake—that he’d only come out for Old Jack—so I glanced back at the open door, where Old Jack stood, but his back was to me now and it was blocking out the light of the moon. I suddenly remembered that I’d read somewhere how the light of the moon was just an illusion and the moon was only a cold, cold stone. I watched Old Jack look from side to side before he turned his gaze on me, and his eyes flashed black like the wing of a crow.
Life sure is funny that way. But my heart goes out to Adam Eget because an addiction is a deep hook, and sometimes the harder you wriggle to escape her, the deeper she goes. I should know, because I’ve got one of my own. I like to gamble—gamble money on games of chance. And some have said that it’s been the ruin of me. “Go up and do a set. They’ll love you. ” “No, you know that’s not what I’m saying. C’mon, Norm, as a favor to me. ” There’s a lady up onstage now and she’s saying the most unladylike things, quite shocking.
There was Angus Macgregor, and he was a fine fellow for the most part, but when he hit the jug too deep his words would start to get obscene, and then profane, and then my father would lay a cross look on him and Angus would lower his eyes and make his words clean. And, of course, there was always Old Jack. They’d tell stories from the old days, from the war and from the Depression, and they’d tell jokes too. My father would always tell the best jokes, and after the punchline, everybody would laugh to beat the band, including my father.
Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald