(Pdf New) [Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir]
S perfect comic timingand that can t be taught Unfortunately for Norm he is so far ahead of his time that no one can figure out how *to place him or how to best utilize his type of comedy This has to be one *place him or how to best utilize his type of comedy This has to be one the funniest and most entertaining memoirs I have ever readeven if it is mostly true only in his mind I ll admit to a certain amount of bias
As I Ve Been I ve been Norm fan since about the early 90 s I ll never forget the first time I heard his now infamous Answering Machine bit on the Caroline s Comedy HourI feel this book captures what to me is so appealing about Norm clever thoughtful satire which deftly maneuvers from the highbrow to the lowbrow but mostly lowbrow thankgod O mean let s face it that s Norm s bread and butterFor those readers hoping for a traditional garden variety read of the author s life and career you may find yourself feeling a bit letdown Yet I believe that an attentive reader will come to conclude that this memoir does indeed contain a great deal of truth ust perhaps not the Objective truth of the author s life Hence the title of this bookNOTE some advice for those not overly familiar with Norm search the web for his WTF podcast appearance and his ConanLetterman spots it will greatly enhance your experience of this work A good read Very funny For my money though an actual memoir by Norm MacDonald would be funnier Lots of people say it reads like Russian literature Not really It has a long shaggy dog story about a moth in a podiatrsit s office which does but overall it reads like Spike MilliganIt s good and I m glad I read it but the praise heaped on it by other reviewers seems a bit much Norm is for my money the funniest man who ever lived His podcast and his stand up are sublime The book is good but I think something less contrived could be even better. Amy Schumer I always thought Normies stand up was the funniest thing there was But this book gives it a run for its moneyAdam Sandler Norm is one of the greatest stand up comics whos ever workeda totally original voice His sense of the ridiculous and his use of uxtaposition in his writing make him a comics comic We all love NormRoseanne Barr Norm Macdonald makes
Me Laugh My Ass laugh my ass Who is funnier than Norm Macdonald NobodyJudd Apatow Norm Macdonald is than a triple threathes a septuple threat He is smart funny wry rakish polite rakish no wait He is polite insightful and aaaaah warm No Hes exciting Yeah Exciting You never know what hell do Okay then make that unpredictable Add that up Hes amazingAlec Baldwin Norm is a double threat His material and timing are both top notch which is unheard of He is one of my favorites both on and off stageDave Attell Letterman said it best There is no one funnier than Norm MacdonaldRob Schneide.
Norm Macdonald Ì 7 SummaryWell leave it to Norm Macdonald to have written the most unusual celeb memoir I have ever read He does however give y It helps if you listen to the audiobook with Norm himself reading it it s easier to tell which parts are wholly ironic or comedic and which parts may have a little truth to them But one thing I can say is that it s a fantastically entertaining book I ve often heard it said
THAT NORM IS LIKELY THE MOSTNorm is likely the most read of all of the stand up comedians especially in Russian literature and it shows here Norm s great deception his comedic schtick may be that he s sort of a dopey backwards bumpkin but in truth he s anything but Norm is a very intelligent person and I ve found this book to be surprisingly well written and entertaining As a Norm fan I started reading with a bias towards enjoying this book but gave up half way throughIt starts realistically with him discussing his early life which is like the rest of the book well written and very readable then a few chapters in it switches to fictionOr at least 90% fiction The bare bones are there where he worked who he worked with but everything is told as if it had happened in a surreal parallel universeFor instance did h This is a good fun read for all the old chunks of coal out there Very funny I was on a flight sitting between two strangers The flight was the three of us minding our own business and trying not to make physical contact in the tight confines of a commercial et The uiet scene interrupted repeatedly by what must have appeared to my seat mates as Tourette s like bursts of cackling by me I really enjoyed the book And my seat mates listed even further away from me because of my random outbursts so my middle seat on the plane ended up being uite roomy Well done Norm Filled with actual half truths wrapped in. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Driving wild and hilarious The Washington Post here is the incredible memoir of the actor gambler raconteur and Saturday Night Live veteranDont miss Norms new Netflix special Hitlers Dog Gossip Treachery 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 instructioncelebrity memoir he flatly refused calling the genre one step below instruction 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 likePraise for Based on a True StoryDostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center the best new book Ive read this year or last The Wall Street Journal This book is absurd fiction Scathing and funny The New York Times Hilarious. Norm s bumbling yet brilliant speaking style While he wears the mask of a fool Macdonald will surprise you with references to classic literary works right before dropping the euivalent of a fart oke There is a mix of humility and feigned pride throughout Laugh out loud funny while giving you confirmation that Norm is exactly the guy you think you always knewand then some Poor Adam Eget has found fame too by becoming the lackey s lackey One day I expect to read a murdersuicide headline with both their names attached to the content Norm keep looking
Over Your Shoulder Iyour shoulder I been a HUGE Norm MacDonald fan for years He is the funniest comedian in the world in my opinion This book does not disappoint at all This book is a fictional autobiography using a real timeline of events of his career but highly fictionalised obviously which goes back and forth to the fake present day story about The Plan The language Norm uses the stories he tells and the way he tells them the constant bullying and insulting portrayal of Adam Egat as an alcoholic ex prostitute idiot savant he thought Nelson Mandela was a ewel thief as an example The inane ramblings then the story of him planning a murd
"If You Don T Understand "you don t understand author or his comedy this is still a good buy but not as a serious autobiographyIt takes the unreliable narrator trope and turns it up to an absurd hilarious and ultimately comedic effectThere s great prose and some nice aphorism as well as a rare surrealness to this book that leaves a strong impression Norm is as good at writing as OJ is at murdering wives but neither gets credit for it Sometimes life is unfair Norm MacDonald has to be one of the most unappreciated comics in modern times He is so glib but hilarious History will prove him to be the Lenny Bruce of our time He ha. And filled with turns of phrase and hidden beauty like only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be Esuire Raucous a hilarious innovative work AV Club Part
personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs the book it uickly becomes clear is also ust partlyhistory and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs the book it uickly becomes clear is also ust partly and all hilarious Vulture Very very very funny Thanks Norm for letting me be part of this Booker Prizeforliteratureuality effortDavid Letterman Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability I seriously fking love Norm Macdonald Please buy his book He probably needs the cash Hes really bad with moneyLouis CK from the foreword Norm is one of my all time favorites and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while.