Almost Interesting

Almost Interesting

The Memoir

eBook - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York : Dey Street Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780062376985
0062376985
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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jquick99
Nov 12, 2018

I am NOT a fan of Spade’s. In fact, I’m an anti fan...if he’s in something, I don’t watch it. I’ve never seen anything he’s in. That said, I’ve wondered how he is a “celeb” and I think he dated Heather Locklear, and to paraphrase Bob Lefsetz (if you don’t receive his Letters, you should...get on his email list)..in what kind of crazy, F’d up world does this happen? So, I got the library audio book to try to figure this out.

Will admit that I liked the book way more than I thought I would. He had a poor upbringing and put in the hours and effort to make it as a stand up comic.

The book ends after his time on SNL.
Because he’s wanting future gigs, he doesn’t want to piss off anyone ...so everyone* and every venue or event was great.
* except Rob Schneider, where apparently it’s common knowledge that their friendship is over.

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LovelyBouquet
Mar 24, 2016

This book is very funny and an easy read.

I was hoping for more insight when David worked on the tv show Just Shoot Me and Rules of Engagement but these are barely mentioned. He spent most of the book talking about being a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live.

Still I would recommend it. :)

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LuvReadingStuff
Mar 23, 2016

I agree with the comment made by libraryeee. He did not write about his sitcoms. This book had it's funny moments. He did not even mention he has a daughter that was born in 2008. Not the best read.

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khill11
Feb 10, 2016

4.5/5 STARS!! Very funny good read. Read it in two days.

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libraryeri
Feb 02, 2016

Some funny moments, but this is overshadowed by the consistent objectifying/putting down of women. Lots in here about his childhood and SNL, nothing about his sitcoms.

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BlueMoonGirl
Jan 20, 2016

I enjoyed the book except for Spade's nasty negativity about women (obviously, he has not grown up, and explains why he lives alone). The SNL parts were interesting.

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brianbella
Nov 20, 2015

Nope.

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