Norm Macdonald is writing a memoir, so let’s cut to the chase and get right to the important stuff: No, it won’t be titled Normcore, and no, we don’t know as of yet which employees of Random House branch Spiegel & Grau will be fired for this egregious oversight. We can only assume they’ll be clearing out after passing up this golden opportunity. The real title for the upcoming book is Based on a True Story, and it will finally give the famously frank comedian and actor a chance to address his adoring public while treating them to some selections from the deep Macdonald Archive of Embarrassing Celebrity Secrets.
What else can readers expect from the man currently paying the bills as the face of America’s favorite fried chicken chain? Personal insights? Humorous anecdotes? Any acknowledgement at all that Macdonald has unwittingly given his memoir the same title as 2 Chainz’s last studio album? The exclusive item from The Wrap indicates otherwise, explaining, “…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 incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update.'”
That’s not even the best of it. The item from The Wrap also includes the following quote from Macdonald, which is fairly classic him:
“If you like a good old-fashioned tell-all bombshell about sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, and if you like an unflinching account of how the dirty little business of big-time comedy works, then you will love ‘Based on a True Story.’ OK, one time I do flinch. But only once. The rest of time, unflinching. Also, there will be no mention of rock’n’roll. I was lying.”
The memoir’s expected to hit shelves in the fall of 2016, at which point it will be the prime source of bemused chuckles in our nation’s coffee shops, airports, and living rooms.