Almost Interesting: The Memoir

Written by:
David Spade
Narrated by:
David Spade

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2015
6 hours 32 minutes
A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni David Spade.

David Spade is best known for his harsh “Hollywood” Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Joe Dirt and Tommy Boy,  and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the “comic brat extraordinaire” tells his story in Almost Interesting.

First Taking fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounting his excruciating road-tour to fame—when he was regularly mistaken for a ten year-old, Spade then dishes about his time crisscrossing the country as a comedian, for low-paying gigs and dragging along his mother’s old suitcase full of props. He also covers his years on SNL during the beloved Rock/Sandler/Farley era of the 1990s, including his close working relationship and friendship with Chris Farley and brags about the ridiculous perks that fame has brought into his life, including the constant fear of being fired, a crazy ex-assistant who attacked him while he was sleeping, a run-in with Eddie Murphy on the mean streets of Beverly Hills, and of course an endless supply of hot chicks.  

Sometimes dirty, always funny, and as sharp as a tack, Almost Interesting reminds you why David Spade is one of our generation’s favorite funny guys.
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Bryan L.

David Spade has been one of my fave comics since first seeing him in the early 90s. That said my expectations may have been a bit high for this book, which almost lived up to its title. It’s a run of the mill story of hard work leading to medium stardom, filled with asides and quips that are sometimes funny yet hardly inspiring. The more you learn about Spade, the more his style of comedy makes sense. This tale of just a regular guy surrounded by super talented individuals who struggled through school, decided to be a comedian and struggled before landed long a a spot on SNL where he struggled, then moved into the sitcom world where he continued to struggle, definitely has its great moments. Anyone with an interest of what happens ‘behind the scenes’ will love the chapters detailing Spade’s years at SNL, laugh at his memories of his rivalry with Rob Schneider and be touched by his recounts of the on and off the screen close friendship with the late, great Chris Farley. Spades retelling of the ‘Skippy’ saga is the most humanizing part of the work where he experienced a nightmare that must be the fear of every celebrity. I can’t decide if the audio narration, by Spade made this book more or less enjoyable. The narration, hilarious quips aside is just like his stand up style.. deadpan and sardonic at times, the lit on fire by sarcastic mutterings in between the lines. All in all was entertaining and interesting ish, but not a compelling page turner (or listener) I found myself unable to put down.

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Gina Rustici

He's amazing! Wish it was longer because this kept me engaged the whole time and it was crazy funny!! Great job DS!!

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Tina Vahn

I really enjoyed this listen. If you love hearing about all the SNL stars and their journeys to fame, you'll like this book. David Spade reads with character and I loved that about his narration.

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Caroline Simson

This book was great - lots of laughs and it was interesting to boot. If you like David Spade's humor you'll love this book!

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Mike Stouffer

This book was well worth the listen and if your a fan of SNL or any of his movies you will enjoy this book

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Loni Murphy

This book was hilarious! David Spade's narration was hysterical. I plan on listening to this one again!

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Laura Cochran

I thought this would be funny but I was not prepared for just how funny this was! Spade is hysterical--I was laughing out loud throughout--but also a great storyteller with an interesting life story and a self-deprecating manner that showed a level of vulnerability I wasn't expecting. I'd recommend this to anyone but the most prudish.

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Michelle L.

I knew I was going to love this book because I love David Spade. It is an easy listen that has me giggling out loud more times than I can count.

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Natalie H.

I know I'm late to this party, but this book was freakin' hilarious. If you Spade fan, you will NOT be disappointed.

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Great book. Its funny, and touching

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Daniel R.

That was soo real and great! David Spade is truly a one of a kind. I loved how he incorporated all of the aspects of his struggle to the top while keeping it real. The friends that were true or not. He showed a classical respect for the business and in turn proved his superior talent! Dan Richter

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Jamie C.

Spade definitely has a face for audio books. I kid of course. his voice is good for this, I fully enjoyed this book, and his way of reading it to me. I would put it on a timer, and listen as I was going to sleep. he basically tucked me in. I really appreciate that

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Alisha L.

very hilarious and informative. I cant believe the things he used to do. awesome book

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Troy F.

Loved the book. Great meaningful stories with signature Spade humor. Audiobooks read by the author are often hit or miss because good authors aren't always good voice talents. In this case, it was perfect.

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Steve C.

Awesome, so funny!!! I love books where the writer reads the book

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Tasha C.

I am not sold as a fan of David Spade and never seek him out in movies or comedy etc. I am a huge fan of autobiographies which is why I purchased David’s book. It is a good book I like it he is relatable and not trying to impress. It made me laugh a few times (which isn’t easy). I will listen to it again.

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Kim s

If you enjoy comedy, love SNL, or David spade this is the book for you. Funny, heartfelt, and definitely real is what this book is. Definitely worth the listen!

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Casey Maher

This book was so hilarious. I listened to it twice, and could probably listen to it again (I probably will down the line). I've always been a fan of David, but this made me love him even more. It's great being able to actually HEAR him read this, too. I think it gives it a little something extra, (as opposed to just reading the book). Especially love the anecdotes about his life with Chris Farley.

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Jennifer Castanon

This book is a must listen for any fans of SNL, Adam Sandler movies, or comedy in general.

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Sara Madsen

Hilarious!! Been watching David spade marathons ever since reading this! Interesting to hear his anecdotes about his friends especially. Highly recommend!

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