Based on a true story : a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016].
Physical Desc
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Downtown Lansing - 2nd Floor-Non-Fiction
921 Macdonald
1 available
South Lansing - Non-Fiction
921 Macdonald
1 available


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Downtown Lansing - 2nd Floor-Non-Fiction921 MacdonaldAvailable
South Lansing - Non-Fiction921 MacdonaldAvailable

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016].


Kirkus 08/01/2016
"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"--Provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Macdonald, N. (2016). Based on a true story: a memoir (First edition.). Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm, 1959-. 2016. Based On a True Story: A Memoir. Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm, 1959-. Based On a True Story: A Memoir Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Macdonald, Norm. Based On a True Story: A Memoir First edition., Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.