Almost Interesting

Almost Interesting

The Memoir

Book - 2015
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The actor and comedian examines his life and career, including his road-tour to fame--when he was regularly mistaken for a ten year-old--and his years on SNL during the Rock/Sandler/Farley era of the 1990s
Publisher: New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062376978
Characteristics: x, 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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Jun 19, 2020

YIKES. This book is RAUNCHY. I'm not into raunchy, at all. I really enjoyed Just Shoot Me, which is about as much raunchiness as I can handle (which I realize is not much). After hearing how Spade was apparently some sort of Casanova around H-wood, I figured his book would be about a nice, polite, respectful man - hahahah. Yeah, I was totally wrong. There were a few funny parts, but, overall I just couldn't get paste the X-rated references/language. I dropped it at Chapter 3... when he started describing loosing his V-card. No thanks.

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) 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 everyone* and every venue or event was great.
* except Rob Schneider, where apparently it’s common knowledge that their friendship is over.

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. :)

Feb 10, 2016

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

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.

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.

Nov 20, 2015



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