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A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

Written by: David Spade
Narrated by: David Spade
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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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.

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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laugh outloud

It was laugh outloud funny in so many places and it's great to hear how much he loves what he does. Love how relatable it was.

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  • Kim
  • 2020-03-19

David Spade is hilarious

I enjoyed this book! Good entertainment for 6 hours, I usually listen to more serious books, this made for a great change of pace. I listened to it all in one sitting.

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funny

I listened to the preview for this book, and I didn't even finish the preview before purchasing. I did however buy it on sale, but I would 100% pay full price. I absolutely loved listening to this. David spade is hilarious and the fact that he narrated it is even better.

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Hilarious!

This book is so entertaining! David Spade’s narration is hilarious, this is the best book I’ve listened to on audible!

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Amazing!

Loved everything about this book! The best part was David doing it himself! Definitely worth a listen! Might even listen to it again!!

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Loved It

David Spade is not for everyone, but those that appreciate his special brand of sarcastic humour will love this book. Unlike scripted audiobooks, Spade spins tales like he's having a conversation over a beer. It makes for a relaxing, sometimes hilarious listen.

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  • Jen
  • 2019-10-21

funny af

listened to it almost in one shot. very entertaining and funny. book flew by and I would recommend

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loved it! is there more? ;)

awesome stories + sound effects!

if you're still single Dave I'd go on a date w/you. just sayin'.... :)

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A tight 5 done in 6 hours

Comedians have a thing called a tight 5. It is 5 minutes of good solid material. That's what this is but over 6 hours.

I like David Spade. I liked him in Just Shoot Me, Rules of Engagement, even his late night talk show was ok.

I guess this book wasn't really for me. I had to Google TMZ. I don't care about celebrity gossip and famous people who are famous for being famous bore the crap out of me. They all have boring lives and piss ant concerns like what parties they get invited to. I was expecting more of a comedy special.

I can summarize the whole book for you

I was in Joe Dirt
I am rich
I think TMZ is important for some reason.
I think Adam Sandler is an important famous person and I know him
You get it, you get it, you get it you get it
I date lots of woman but I am not nearly as bad of a sleaze bag as you think, even though I am 100 and talk about dating 20 year olds.
I was in Joe Dirt

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good

I liked it , some good stories , growing up part was best I thought very relatable

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  • restaurantattorney
  • 2018-08-12

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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  • Ashley
  • 2018-08-12

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-26

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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  • 2019-09-30

Funny; some parts were gross though

This was entertaining but he kind of gets a little gross in parts(the porno parts). Could've done without that. But other than that. it was a hoot.

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  • 2019-09-22

I suspect this guy laughs at farts

Narration is great, love the sound effects. Honest and funny tho a little too pube centric. Enjoyed.

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  • miss aim
  • 2018-07-25

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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  • Sherrie C.
  • 2018-07-20

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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  • beebobb
  • 2018-07-25

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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  • P F
  • 2018-07-20

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
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  • Audrey J T
  • 2018-08-20

Was hoping to be surprised; wasn't

David Spade is the guy everybody loves to hate, so I was looking for a reflective look into the actor's life. Instead, I listened to hours and hours of David's meanderings on meaningless topics and flimsy stories- I'm quite sure his life has had many more memorable moments, but the listener doesn't get to hear them. I was really disappointed. This book may be especially annoying to women. The often-revisited topic of David's small penis makes him no more appealing (this is not the type of self depreciating humor that listeners are looking for), and David's long story about his flacid penis exposes his self centeredness (if you can't get it up, maybe focus on HER). Long descriptions of pornography scenes show up for seemingly no reason, and we get David's opinion about men's view of breast reductions as though that's important. As an older man and father, I was expecting more mature reflections that placed David as the main actor in his own story with real relationships.

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