Norm Macdonald has written a book, and thankfully you won’t have to wait that long to read it. On Twitter today, Macdonald announced that his memoir Based on a True Story will be available on Tuesday, September 20th through Random House. Here’s more info on the book:
Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, 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 to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update—which lasted until a couple of O.J. jokes got him fired. 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 that 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 pages with classic jokes and long mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass into to the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.
The book is available for pre-order now over at Amazon.