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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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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.

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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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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love spade!

loved the first book, love this one too. spades got a face for audio books! lol I kid ofcourse, seriously though, great voice for this platform! highly recommend

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Super funny

My first audiobook experience and it was amazing! Autobiography with lots of different topics, always with a comedic twist. Isn’t afraid to break the fourth wall and makes his own sound effects to keep reader engaged. Great listen, especially to keep you calm in traffic. Highly, highly, highly recommend! P.s. gets a little raunchy and personal

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Uhm, David?<br />

edgy? affable or arrogant? thoroughly addictive though..you get what I'm saying?🤔😘

you still confuse me

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WHAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?

great Iisten funny serious and a little dirty tried to listen without headphones NOT A GOOD IDEA LMAO good throw back THOUGH

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Great !

Hilarious. Great driving book or when you need a good laugh. Love that he's narrating his own book too.

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Good book

Repeats some of the stories from his standup album but overall a solid listen. Wish he talked more about his time on SNL if I’m being honest.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-11

Hilarious...

I was laughing so much I think my coworkers in the near by cubicles thought I was crazy. I loved that David Spade narrated the story. You can get his sense of humor. The book was about random life topics sometimes comparing the old way of life versus the new technological era. Super funny!

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