Based on a True Story : A Memoir
by Norm MacDonald
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller – “Driving”, wild and hilarious” (The Washington Post), here is the incredible “memory” of the actor, player, storyteller, and Saturday Evening Live VeteranDon’t Miss the Standard of the New Netflix Special, Hitler Dog, Ragots And BetrayalWhen Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics artists of all time, was approached to write a memoir celebrity, he categorically refused, calling it the kind of “step-by-step instruction manuals below”Standard then quickly took a two-year break from the stand-up comedy of living on a farm in northern CanadaWhen he came out, he had under his arm a manuscript, a shattering kind of book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemptionWhen asked if it was memory celebrity, the Standard replied, “Call it what the fuck you”Praise for Dostoyevsky’s “Based on a True Story” via the 30 Rockefeller Centerthe best book I’ve read this year or the last.”–Le Wall Street Journal, “This book is absurd fictionAcerbic and funny”The New York Times “Hilarious and filled with phrase turns and hidden beauty as only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be””–Esquire “Rauquea hilarious, innovative work”–AVClub “Part of personal history and the meta riff part about the celebrity memories, the book, it quickly becomes obvious is that in part true (and all hilarious)”Very, very, very funny”Thank you, Standard, for allowing me to be part of this Booker Prize-for-Literature-the quality of the effort”David Letterman “Standard is brilliant and thoughtful, and there is sensitivity and creativity in his observations and storiesMany comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain, but I think the Standard is the only one that actually matches the guy in terms of voice and ability.I seriously f**king love Norm MacdonaldPlease buy his bookHe probably needs some cash.He’s really bad with money.”–Louis CKFrom the preface to “The Standard is one of my all-time favorite, and this book was a good read
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