Almost Interesting

Almost Interesting

The Memoir

Book - 2015
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"Welcome to my book, guys. Here are 200 pages of my blood, sweat, and jizz. It took a long time to write, and I hope you think it was worth it. These are the stories I tell to my friends or at dinner when I m drunk and everyone darts their eyes around and squirms in their chair hoping I ll finish soon. Others I ve told on Stern or Ellen or anyone else I can name-drop. It s me telling you about my fake problems in life and a few real ones (my neck is actually really a disaster). It is a book about comedy, and how I came up from the dusty roads of Arizona with my OP shorts and my blond fluffy hair, to the mean streets of Beverly Hills, with nothing but a few props in my mom s old honeymoon suitcase and a few dry jokes. I blather on about how I got into stand-up, how I lost my virginity, and meeting Johnny Carson, to my years on Saturday Night Live (I couldn t write decent sketches for shit for a long time), to making Tommy Boy with Farlz, to the time I got the shit kicked out of me by my assistant while I was wearing a Coneheads T-shirt . . . this is my memoir. So, anyway, take a minute . . . to buy this, you don t even have to read it, just gave away all the good parts, anyway. Who reads books, right? Fuck this, let s go do molly at Coachella!" -- Publisher marketing.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062376978
0062376977
Branch Call Number: 792.7028092 S7327
Characteristics: 1 volume.

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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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