“Based on a True Story” A Memoir By Norm Macdonald 

28687347“Based on a True Story” A Memoir
By Norm Macdonald
Narrated by: Norm Macdonald, Tim O’Halloran
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
Release date: 09-20-16
Publisher: Random House Audio

Based on a true story, well yes it is, the fantastical veering off course from that true story is where the entertainment is in this book. If you are looking for a biography, well, you might get something out of this, but for the most part you are just going to laugh and actually have more questions than when you started. The biggest question being what did go on in that tool shed?

For the most part you get fun and entertainment in a trip to Las Vegas and then Atlantic City where in his morphine induced euphoria Norm Macdonald tries to overcome his gambling habit by placing all his money on that one big bet.

Norm channels his inner Hunter S. Thompson and tries to explain his talent and along the way the reader does find out that he owes a lot of the fame and success to his friend Adam Sandler.

Publisher’s Summary
Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, and SNL veteran and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.

As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life – more or less – from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live – until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny.

But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life. In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country.

As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these minutes with classic jokes and fondly mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional comic’s memoir on its head and gives the listener an exclusive pass into the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

©2016 Norm Macdonald (P)2016 Random House Audio