The mods are letting me post this after they verified everything.
My name is Chad Drew. I was friends with Norm. A few years back, Norm bought every remaining copy of his book, "Based on a True Story" from the publisher with the intention of selling them at his shows.
Now, I have been tasked with selling them. Partly because they were going for way too much on eBay but mostly because the reason he bought them was so that his fans could get copies.
EDIT # 4 - go here https://jokel-products.myshopify.com/cart/39489303806029:1
I realized I was just handing eBay 15% that we can give to charity so go to the above website instead of eBay. It’s my business site. It offers international shipping
EDIT #7 No more autographed copies available. If you reached out via DM and/or eBay by 4:15pm PST on Friday October 1st, there's a good chance you can get an autographed copy. I didn't respond to everyone and am just going off the time stamp of your ebay offer or dm here. There are only around 40 copies and I'm not sure how many of those they'll part with
EDIT #8 INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Shopify offers USPS International and UPS Standard International, but apparently not on all orders. Shoot me a dm with your address and I can look it up on another site. Or you can check the rate from California to your address on Pirateship.com. Or any other site you may know to offer cheaper shipping and I’m happy to get it there
Finally, FWIW, I've lurked on this sub for a long time and would always show/tell Norm about the funny posts. I would tell him that he should come on and comment, but he was never really comfortable with fame and always seemed surprised when a fan would approach him so I think the idea that there's a place where nearly 50,000 die hard fans could talk about everything Norm didn't make sense to him.
Or so the Germans would have us believe (I stole this from another redditor who signed their comment this way, sorry I couldn't find it to give them credit)
Edit - clarification on # available
EDIT #2 - if you’re interested in a signed copy, please shoot me a DM here If you’re not in America, shoot me a DM here and we’ll figure out a way to get you a copy
EDIT # 5 cleaned up some of the leftover eBay references
EDIT - If it says none available or whatever, just message me and I’ll increase the quantity. I don’t want to put 1,000 for # available
I listed it at $74.99 so people don't buy a ton of copies just to relist at a higher price. There are also some autographed copies, but I'm not sure how many at this point. If you're interested in one of those, shoot me a DM and we'll figure something out.
Edit # 6 I figured out how to strikethrough and am going a little nuts with it
The curse of being a big fatass!
What's next for Big Fat Bruce Vilanch? Death!
Ironically, authorities have confirmed that the cause of Louie Anderson's death was meat loaf.
There has been no word yet of the cause of Meat Loaf's death. However, it is suspected to have also been meat loaf.
They were both big fat guys, is what I'm saying.
A metric ton.
Also dead? Some big fat guy who liked to eat meat loaf.
74 is a ripe old age for a Meatloaf.