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Behind the Scenes with David Spade

From the recording studio, the author and narrator of A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World talks about bringing his new, audio-only comedic memoir to life.
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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.

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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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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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LOVED IT

Had me laughing on the way to work. As a 46 year old I can totally relate!!!

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Surprised.

Didn’t know I liked David spades sense of humor because I always associated him with sitcoms I thought were lame but this book was hilarious.

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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*

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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I love David Spade

David Spade is my favorite comedian. This audiobook shows many sides of him and I appreciate all of it. A great collection of classic bits, new thoughts about this weird generation, and memories of SNL and Farley (where I hang on every word). I laughed out loud, I had sentimental moments, and I admittedly skipped the pube chapter...but I can honestly say that if you are a fan, you will not be disappointed, and if you are not yet a self-proclaimed fan, you’re about to get hooked. Thanks, David Spade, for always entertaining and letting us in on your thoughts. Hope to see you on tour someday! (Please come to Buffalo!)

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i laughed though the entire book

I'm going to go back and listen to this book again immediately. I was engaged to my headphones though the whole book.

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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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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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laugh out loud funny

This is a hilarious and light hearted book. Exactly what I was looking for. He had me belly laughing more times than I can count. I put it on in the car and it was like having David Spade sitting next to you and he's telling you crazy and ridiculous stories about his life. The book made my day. I'll probably listen to it again soon when I need a good laugh.

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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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  • James Howarth
  • 07-25-18

A Riot of a Laugh..

This is the funniest audible I have listed too.... had not even heard of Spade before.... The best credit I’ve used this far... highly recommended particularly to guys aged 45 to 55...and yes I’m in that bracket... great job David thanks!

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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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  • 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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  • Bear
  • 08-14-18

Funny, entertaining and very interesting

Really enjoyed it. There were many interesting facts and truths. At times quite blunt and heartbreaking too

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  • Mark Baker
  • 08-12-18

Love Spade, very funny

Very well delivered and some funny stories from his past. I'd have shot skippy .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-04-18

Funny

6hrs flew by. Will repeat listen more than once I think
& G h m

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  • SHK
  • 08-02-18

Only wish it was longer

Funny and entertaining. Very honest and engaging. Only wish it was longer but looking forward to the next book/audio.

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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
  • 07-23-18

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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  • 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.

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  • Mark
  • 08-07-18

Awesome!

Love the Spade. Best audiobook out there right now. Loved every bit of it. Must buy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-18

HILARIOUS

Funniest book I’ve ever read (or heard) This man is a 10/10 as always