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Based on a True Story - A Memoir

Norm Macdonald

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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 veteran. Don't miss Norm's new Netflix special, Hitler's 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 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." Praise for Based on a True Story "Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center . . . the best new book I've read this year or last."-The Wall Street Journal "This book is absurd fiction. . . . Scathing and funny."-The New York Times "Hilarious and filled with turns of phrase and hidden beauty like only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be."-Esquire "Raucous . . . a hilarious, innovative work."-A.V. Club "Part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, the book, it quickly becomes clear, is also just partly true (and all hilarious)."-Vulture "Very, very, very funny! Thanks, Norm, for letting me be part of this Booker Prize-for-literature-quality effort."-David 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 f**king love Norm Macdonald. Please buy his book. He probably needs the cash. He's really bad with money."-Louis C.K., 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."-Amy Schumer "I always thought

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim O'Halloran

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:28