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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
TEFOD
Dewey number
792.7/6028092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6492B85E-27C6-4C91-9BCD-851332F19365
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn958933240
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812993639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6492B85E-27C6-4C91-9BCD-851332F19365
System control number
(OCoLC)958933240
Label
Based on a true story : a memoir, Norm Macdonald
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6492B85E-27C6-4C91-9BCD-851332F19365
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn958933240
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812993639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6492B85E-27C6-4C91-9BCD-851332F19365
System control number
(OCoLC)958933240

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