Well leave it to Norm Macdonald
to have written the most unusual celeb memoir I have ever read He does however give have written the most unusual celeb memoir I have ever read He does however give fair warning that not everything in the book is true Instead it s this weird mix f truth things that are ridiculously false and stuff that makes you wonder is he pulling #My Leg Or Is This LegitI Never Listen To Audiobooks #leg r is this legitI never listen to audiobooks this time I wish I had because his humor doesn t translate as well in written form That s not to say the book isn t funny as there were multiple times while reading this in public at the airport I had to bite my lip from laughing ut loud I just think hearing him read his book would enhance the whole experience because part Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, of why he is so funny is his wayf delivering a jokeI thought the book got The Sheiks Love Child off to a rather slow start I was a good 14f the way into it before it started to get pretty entertaining I loved him including some The Zoo Story of hisld Weekend Update jokes as they are still as funny now as they were at the timeI do have mixed feelings about this book I probably would have enjoyed it if it was in the style Ghachar Ghochar of a typical celeb memoir But Norm is anything but typical so I guess I do appreciate the fact he went in a completelypposite direction I recommend giving this The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London one a chance if you are a fanf his but get the audiobook instead The King of Crows (The Diviners, of reading it in written form It helps if you listen to the audiobook with Norm himself reading it it s easier to tell which parts are wholly ironicr comedic and which parts may have a little truth to them But Captives one thing I can say is that it s a fantastically entertaining book 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 restf 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 he like Sarah Silverman in real life Who knows in this version he stalks her and she pepper sprays him How did he get the job at SNL Who knows here he sells Lorne Michaels drugs Then he takes a dying kid to club baby seals Ok funny enough but when EVERYTHING is abstract and fictional it s hard to relate to him and care about what happens next seeing as it won t be real anywayIt became NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Driving wild and hilarious The Washington Post here is the incredible memoir f the actor gambler raconteur and Saturday Night Live veteranDont miss Norms new Netflix special Hitlers Dog
Gossip Treachery When Norm Macdonald ne Silent Surrender (Nighthawk Island, of the greatest stand up comicsf all time was approached to Treachery When Norm Macdonald Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Read-Along Storybook and CD) onef the greatest stand up comics Utamaro of all time was approached to a celebrity memoir he flatly refused calling the genrene step below instruction manuals Norm then promptly took a two year hiatus from stand up comedy to live Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle 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 Basedn a True StoryDostoyevsky by way Lohnarbeit und Klassenbildung of 30 Rockefeller Center the best new book Ive read this yearr last The Wall Street Journal This book is absurd fiction Scathing and funny The New York Times Hilarious. ,
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themselves but not enough to hold my interestit but not enough to hold my interestIt about an 8020 split f fantasy and reality I would have like that flipped the Hidden Witness (Return to Ravesville other way around so we have enough material to connect with the real Norm this feels like he s keeping people at arms length This is a good fun read for all theld chunks A Passionate Heart/To Kiss A Count/The Runaway Countess of coalut there Very funny I was The Earl and the Governess on a flight sitting between two strangers The flight was the threef us minding Prima Donna ourwn business and trying not to make physical contact in the tight confines شرح التعرف لمذهب التصوف -پنج مجلد of a commercial jet The uiet scene interrupted repeatedly by what must have appeared to my seat mates as Tourette s like burstsf cackling by me I really enjoyed the book And my seat mates listed even further away from me because f my random utbursts so my middle seat Words of Life on the plane ended up being uite roomy Well done Norm Filled with actual half truths wrapped in Norm s bumbling yet brilliant speaking style While he wears the maskf a fool Macdonald will surprise you with references to classic literary works right before dropping the euivalent Ten Orange Pumpkins of a fart joke There is a mixf humility and feigned pride throughout Laugh Amarcord 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 lookingver your shoulder I have been a HUGE Norm MacDonald fan for years He is the funniest comedian in the world in my The Lady Elizabeth opinion This book does not disappoint at all This book is a fictional autobiography using a real timelinef events American General of his career but highly fictionalisedbviously 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 Wishes and Worries of Adam Egat as an alcoholic ex prostitute idiot savant he thought Nelson Mandela was a jewel thief as an example The inane ramblings then the storyf him planning a murder then his prison sentence The Downs Syndrome Handbook over 34 chapters I will re call asne Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, of the funniest experiencesf my entire life I had to stop reading because I didn t want to wake up my family I was laughing so much at that point I think I cried a little which i ve never done from laughing This book is seriously worth the mon. And filled with turns When All Hell Breaks Loose of phrase and hidden beauty likenly a collection f Norm Macdonald stories could be Esuire
a hilarious innovative work Club Part personal history and part meta riff n celebrity memoirs the book it uickly becomes clear is also just partly true and all hilarious Vulture Very very very funny Thanks Norm for letting me be part Friscos Kid (Tall, Dark Dangerous, of this Booker Prizeforliteratureuality effortDavid Letterman Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in hisbservations and stories A lot SOG of comicsver the years have been compared to Mark Twain but I think Norm is the Seven Bad Ideas onlyne who actually matches the guy in terms Alien Diplomacy (Katherine Kitty Katt, 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 isne f my all time favorites and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while.Raucous A Hilarious Innovative Work
Summary Based n a True Story: Not a MemoirEy I can see how a new fan might not get it And reading it in Norms voice makes the experience even better if you know his comedy and style Bikini of talking But even at that it s been a joyous experience reading this book and it s well worth the time and money spentn itSo I d say buy it Better or you re no better than that scoundrel Nelson Mandela in my book If you don t understand the authorr 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 Slakes Limbo onef the most unappreciated comics in modern times He is so glib but hilarious History will prove him to be the Lenny Bruce All Clear (All Clear, ofur time He has perfect comic timingand that can t be taught Unfortunately for Norm he is so far ahead Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes of his time that none can figure The Killing Season (Trail of the Gunfighter, out how to place himr how to best utilize his type Saving Sweetness of comedy This has to bene #of the funniest and most entertaining memoirs I have ever readeven if it is mostly true nly in his mind #the funniest and most entertaining memoirs I have ever readeven if it is mostly true nly in his mind ll admit to a certain amount Modern Love of bias as I ve been a Norm fan since about the early 90 s I ll never forget the first time I heard his now infamous Answering Machine bitn 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 the lowbrow but mostly lowbrow thankgod O let s face it that s Norm s bread and butterFor those readers hoping for a traditional garden variety read f 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 Penny from Heaven of truth just perhaps not the Objective truthf the author s life Hence the title The Real Deal of this bookNOTE some advice for those notverly familiar with Norm search the web for his WTF podcast appearance and his ConanLetterman spots it will greatly enhance your experience Nursing Care Plans of this work A good read Very funny For my money though an actual memoir by Norm MacDonald would be funnier Lotsf people say it reads like Russian literature Not really It has a long shaggy do. 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 Caste onef the greatest stand up comics whos ever workeda totally The World's Sexiest Bedrooms original voice His sensef the ridiculous and his use f juxtaposition in his
WRITING MAKE HIM A COMICS COMIC WE ALL LOVEmake him a comics comic We all love Barr Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass ff 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 Deal Breakers of He isne Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter of my favorites bothn and The Lynching of Emmett Till off stageDave Attell Letterman said it best There is none funnier than Norm MacdonaldRob Schneide. .