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Based on a True Story: A Memoir

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Norm Macdonald, Tim O'Halloran

7 Hours 19 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

September 2016

Audio Book Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Driving, wild and hilarious” (The Washington Post), here is the incredible “memoir” of the legendary actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran.

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals.” Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, “Call it anything you damn like.”

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  • Brad P.

    Great comedy written and read by Norm..

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  • Jesse C.

    Awesome book. Hilarious with a strong visuals. I think Norm's narration made it even better. I should warn that he ending is brilliantly infuriating.

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  • Seth P.

    This is the best and funniest celebrity memoir, I have ever read. So great I had to get the author read audio version best decision I have made in a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Norm has always been one for very long jokes and I must say this almost 7 and a half hour long audiobook is his longest and cleverest joke yet.

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  • Michael D.

    This may be the best book ever written. RIP Norm.

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  • Joshua S.

    Yeah it's alright I guess

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  • Anonymous

    If you don’t like Norm you probably don’t own a dog house.

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  • Vahid M.

    What could be more amazing than Norm reading you his novel? nothing I tell you.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s funny.

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