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A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

Narrated by: David Spade
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Debuted and currently #4 on the New York Times audio bestseller list!

Fifty-something David Spade is letting it all hang out. Older (yes), wiser (debatable), in A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World, the actor, comedian, and SNL alum reflects on his life then and now through a series of candid and hysterical (and occasionally cringe-worthy) takes on everything from why it’s getting harder to date younger women, to what it’s like being a dad now, to suddenly being the “old guy” on set. 

Whether he’s musing on the alarming ease of breaking up over text (he’s done it), feuding with a teenage Internet celebrity (spoiler alert, he lost), or dealing with the friend from high school who became his full-time plus-one, when the star of Joe Dirt and Just Shoot Me unleashes his biting wit and dirty mind on the general freakiness of middle-age, he’s in a league of his own (not to be confused with A League of Their Own). 

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

**This product features adult language and themes** 

©2018 David Spade (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Editorial Review

Middle-aged but still not quite a grown-up

I remember watching SNL during the David Spade years and marveling at how he managed to get away with being so cocky. He toed—and often crossed—the line of good taste, but as a young guy on comedy’s biggest stage, he pulled it off. So what happens when the 50+ year old comedian tries to navigate the world of internet celebrities and dating girls whose parents used to watch him on TV? The results are awkward, cringeworthy, and hilarious. As a new dad rounding the corner on 40 myself, I’m looking forward to learning how to stay sharp as the world tells me I’m losing my edge. —Scott J., Audible Editor

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Free on Spotify

I love Spade. Saw him with Dennis Miller a few months ago. But this "book" is virtually his entire 2014 album, which is available on Spotify. Don't waste a credit.

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Much better than the first one!

This book is such a good listen for when you’re running errands, driving your car to work, or simple things like that.
As David mentioned, it doesn’t add anything to your life, but it’s entertaining and light to listen to.
I find myself looking forward to head to the car for work just so I can listen to it.

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Cynical humor at its best!

If you are a Spade fan, or even if you’re not, this book is a witty take on life as it was and is now. As a 40 something woman, I appreciated the nostalgic SNL and Farley references, as well as the more poignant moments of Spade’s upbringing and early years. His sarcasm and cynicism are the perfect pair as he describes the many hilarious moments of his life as a “star”. While a bit raunchy at times, this book is worth the price and the listen. It’s laugh out loud funny in a world where we don’t laugh nearly enough. Thanks David Spade!!

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OMG Dying!!!!

i was so excited for this project and pre ordered months in advance. started listening the morning it came out and could not stop listening. the best stories, jokes, sound effects, wisdom and lololololols for life. i keep skipping back to certain chapters on repeat and replaying. *birds in the morning*

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Laugh out loud hilarious

A great performance of a story that is both funny and touching by a guy who far more decent and thoughtful than his public persona.

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In my 20s, but still love it...

A lot of this book is geared at relating more towards those who aren't growing up in this "social media world". However, I'm in my twenties, and I grew up loving David Spade's comedy, so I wanted to give it a try anyway. I am so glad I did. There was a lot that was still very relatable. He's an amazing story teller in this. 6 hours flew by like it was nothing. I don't laugh out loud at much, but I really did at this, making myself look like a complete idiot many times. I would listen to him ramble like he did in this book for hours more! There are definitely some raunchy parts, but still hilarious. Such a well thought through look at his life.

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Spade Succeeds in Spades

Lots of great comics out there- add a voracious online appetite that will swallow 10 years of material in a 45 min. spot, and you have near impossible odds of establishing a long term relationship with a loyal audience. Some have done it, always with a unique personality- able to overcome tarnishing time with its constantly new and shifting difficulty levels....
Lenny Bruce, Jerry Lewis, Carlin, Pryor, Dangerfield-modern comics at least have the shoulders of Giants to start off on-
Bill Hicks, Kennison, Hedberg, Louis CK, Chappell, Chris Rock....again, even given the amazing content, it’s the unique personalities that make for a lifetime friend-
And there you have the story and glory of Davie Spade- Trusting in his own personality to be his ‘character’, it’s clear that this shy and tentative person is never taking any chances by self deprecation, or self shaming; he’s got the room at Hello-
David is Everyman’s go-to hang partner. Like Gaffigan , Tom Papa, and (on a good day) Artie Lang, he can go for a couple hours and never approach a worn out welcome- He’s a welcome guest and a truly trusted comic- he’ll be around as long as he wants to be.
Pat Flynn
Nashville, TN

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True to Spade: Lightweight and caustic

I enjoy david spade’s sarcastic wit but a little bit goes a long way. He is not very likeable as a reflective author. His unhappiness is somewhat disturbing. Hope he figures out a more fulfilling life.

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rather anoying

I thought I would like this book, but I just could not stand it. he talks like his character in the movie Grown-ups. with his little snide comments every 30 seconds.

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Do yourself a favor and listen to his first book.

This book is bad. If you’ve heard his standup routine and listened to his first book, you’ve already heard 50-70% of this one. He thinly veils old bits by updating one reference point (for example, mentioning Maroon 5 instead of AC/DC). Other times he doesn’t bother changing anything at all. It feels like a smart, funny guy got lazy and did this for the paycheck. I thoroughly enjoyed his first book, this one was legitimately disappointing.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 01-29-19

Get a fcuking Life David. Settle down.

blah blah blah moan moan moan, I'm the same age as Dave, he just sounds like a fcuking idiot.
what does a 40 something on a date with a 24 year old think is gonna happen. I couldn't get past chapter 3.
WAS a fan this was time I won't get back. Took it as my free first membership to audible... WASTED.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-18

The best!!!!

So fucking funny. Loved it!!! What do I do with my life now? Need more of this shiiiiz.

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  • Ms. D. A. O'neil
  • 07-22-18

Self-deprecating and hilarious

David Spade is a great raconteur, so funny and self-deprecating, and occasionally highly inappropriate. I have heard quite a few of these stories before but it was such a fun six hours with this great comedian, it definitely left me wanting more.

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  • Ryan
  • 07-20-18

Very funny!

Excellent entertainment from start to finish. As good as, if not better than his first audiobook “almost interesting”

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  • Doreen Snyder
  • 07-19-18

Wonderful and Intruiging.

I love this book, but I must get back to my thirty something life which I feel better about now.

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  • Martin Hemsley-Read
  • 02-21-19

good book

I have really enjoyed listening to this. hilarious at times and thought provoking
lots of sex references which are funny.

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  • E. Murphy
  • 01-31-19

Made me cringe

Stopped listening at chapter 7. Couldn't bear the anti-women, egotistical ranting. It was not for me. I started feeling sorry for him, which is not good! Even if this book is actually supposed to be a comedic performance, it is now outdated and really not that funny.

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  • LizGizmos
  • 11-15-18

No LOLs

I was surprised to hear repitition of the same lame gags throughout. Ultimately, he bangs on about not being like the characters he portrays while simultaneously, telling stories where he is actually that guy IRL. Don't buy!

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  • George
  • 07-25-18

Joe dirt dude

Great book, read by a very funny bloke, didn't want it to end, more please.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-26-19

er....what?

I like Spade, he's a funny, amiable sort of guy in the movies, typecast, but very good on most occasions, but I'm not sure what to think after hearing this. I can't tell if he is playing with he audience, adopting yet another character to convey these anecdotes or if this is the real David talking about his real thoughts and life. hmmmm. Jury is out. That said, it's funny, warm, well delivered and on occasion provocative. All you need from a comedy guy in pc world gone mad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-18

Long but worth it

Spade brings his classic humour to his autobiography which leaves you feeling horribly sorry for him but chuckling all the while. I don’t recommend eating while listening to this but maybe some heavy alcohol instead. Happy Listening Joe Dirté

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-18

Pretty Funny!

Entertaining! Enjoyed the listen. A few parts not so great (the complaints) but the bulk was quality and well worth the time! :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

great

i cant wait for the next one it was so good hurry up witj it haha

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

Enjoyable collection of stories

was enjoyable including Spades narration however he does spend a chapter waffling about reverse racism

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  • Chrish Graebner
  • 01-24-19

Do not use as “Fall asleep” Audiobook

My wife got rather annoyed with me - as i constantly fell into a chuckle whilst listening on earpods lying next to her.

This is highly enjoyable - especially for people from the Polaroid Generation!
Yet with some quite guiding foresight for the Instagram Generation too.
Delightfully politically incorrect!

Yours from Sydney, Australia,

Chrish

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-18

Sooooooo funny.

I am a fan of David Spade, and read his first book which was fantastic and inciteful. But I love the audio book as it's so great to hear the delivery of the stories with great timing. He should do more books, but as an "audio" book because it's like listening to six hours of standup. DS is totally underrated as a comedian. He really is one of the best. I literally resigned back to audible to hear the book. Yes audible, it worked to get people to subscribe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-18

Hilarious the whole way through!

Loved it , super funny , couldn’t stop giggling the whole way through . Definitely recommend for all

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-18

Laugh out loud funny.

Loved it. First audible book I have listened to and I laughed the whole way through. An intriguing insight to men. Well...some men.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-18

relatively interesting ramblings by spade.

kept me kinda amused. like his voice and relaxed manner. dirty stuff too much information... but guess that is his thing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-18

A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

David Spade is a very gifted at storytelling and shares some of his life experiences (sometimes a little too much information haha from taking dick pics, the life of a plus 1 in Hollywood, being robbed, homeless people and a brief but pat insight into his childhood. Wished it was longer than 6 hours 12 mins and included more detail about his time at Saturday Night Live and his friendship with Chris Farley. Listening to it it goes down like a milkshake and will not tax the brain too much. Funny, witty and breezy audio sesh.