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A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

Narrated by: David Spade
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)
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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.

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Long but worth it

Spade brings his classic humour to his autobiography which leaves you feeling horribly sorry for him but chuckling all the while. I don’t recommend eating while listening to this but maybe some heavy alcohol instead. Happy Listening Joe Dirté

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Pretty Funny!

Entertaining! Enjoyed the listen. A few parts not so great (the complaints) but the bulk was quality and well worth the time! :)

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Do not use as “Fall asleep” Audiobook

My wife got rather annoyed with me - as i constantly fell into a chuckle whilst listening on earpods lying next to her.

This is highly enjoyable - especially for people from the Polaroid Generation!
Yet with some quite guiding foresight for the Instagram Generation too.
Delightfully politically incorrect!

Yours from Sydney, Australia,

Chrish

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Hey Spade, bad, bad,. Seriously, yr gay is evident

terrible. your first book was authentic.

yuck, can't even get past 3rd chapter.
what a waste of my money. you've been lying.we are
cheated & it's not ok. why the charade?

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Sooooooo funny.

I am a fan of David Spade, and read his first book which was fantastic and inciteful. But I love the audio book as it's so great to hear the delivery of the stories with great timing. He should do more books, but as an "audio" book because it's like listening to six hours of standup. DS is totally underrated as a comedian. He really is one of the best. I literally resigned back to audible to hear the book. Yes audible, it worked to get people to subscribe.

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Hilarious the whole way through!

Loved it , super funny , couldn’t stop giggling the whole way through . Definitely recommend for all

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Laugh out loud funny.

Loved it. First audible book I have listened to and I laughed the whole way through. An intriguing insight to men. Well...some men.

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relatively interesting ramblings by spade.

kept me kinda amused. like his voice and relaxed manner. dirty stuff too much information... but guess that is his thing.

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A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

David Spade is a very gifted at storytelling and shares some of his life experiences (sometimes a little too much information haha from taking dick pics, the life of a plus 1 in Hollywood, being robbed, homeless people and a brief but pat insight into his childhood. Wished it was longer than 6 hours 12 mins and included more detail about his time at Saturday Night Live and his friendship with Chris Farley. Listening to it it goes down like a milkshake and will not tax the brain too much. Funny, witty and breezy audio sesh.

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Awesome!

Love the Spade. Best audiobook out there right now. Loved every bit of it. Must buy

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  • restaurantattorney
  • 12-08-2018

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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  • Sherrie C.
  • 20-07-2018

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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  • Ashley
  • 12-08-2018

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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  • Sherwin
  • 13-08-2018

Feels like you are hanging out with David spade for 6 hours

This is an excellent audiobook even if you only like David spade a little bit. It moves along quite nicely and you will for sure have some good laughs. If you are looking for something light and fun this is an excellent choice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-2018

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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  • miss aim
  • 25-07-2018

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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  • P F
  • 20-07-2018

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
Nashville, TN

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-2018

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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  • beebobb
  • 25-07-2018

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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  • MCP
  • 06-08-2018

One of the funniest books I've heard in a long time

One of the funniest books I've heard in a long time Nice work David spade.

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  • E. Murphy
  • 31-01-2019

Made me cringe

Stopped listening at chapter 7. Couldn't bear the anti-women, egotistical ranting. It was not for me. I started feeling sorry for him, which is not good! Even if this book is actually supposed to be a comedic performance, it is now outdated and really not that funny.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 29-01-2019

Get a fcuking Life David. Settle down.

blah blah blah moan moan moan, I'm the same age as Dave, he just sounds like a fcuking idiot.
what does a 40 something on a date with a 24 year old think is gonna happen. I couldn't get past chapter 3.
WAS a fan this was time I won't get back. Took it as my free first membership to audible... WASTED.

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  • LizGizmos
  • 15-11-2018

No LOLs

I was surprised to hear repitition of the same lame gags throughout. Ultimately, he bangs on about not being like the characters he portrays while simultaneously, telling stories where he is actually that guy IRL. Don't buy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-2018

The best!!!!

So fucking funny. Loved it!!! What do I do with my life now? Need more of this shiiiiz.

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  • Ms. D. A. O'neil
  • 22-07-2018

Self-deprecating and hilarious

David Spade is a great raconteur, so funny and self-deprecating, and occasionally highly inappropriate. I have heard quite a few of these stories before but it was such a fun six hours with this great comedian, it definitely left me wanting more.

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  • Ryan
  • 20-07-2018

Very funny!

Excellent entertainment from start to finish. As good as, if not better than his first audiobook “almost interesting”

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  • Doreen Snyder
  • 19-07-2018

Wonderful and Intruiging.

I love this book, but I must get back to my thirty something life which I feel better about now.

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  • Martin Hemsley-Read
  • 21-02-2019

good book

I have really enjoyed listening to this. hilarious at times and thought provoking
lots of sex references which are funny.

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  • A Reid
  • 15-01-2019

interesting enough

I kept on seeing this appear in my library feed, had a few spare credits so thought what the hell 🤔 why not give it a go. I can't say I'm disappointed even if I wasn't thrilled. Spade is an expert at the art of self depreciation. so much so that you kinda feel for him a number of times for whatever had made him that way. theres a couple of laugh out loud moments filtered through la fairly poignant celebration of modern life versus old fashioned ways.

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  • Sayjay
  • 15-11-2018

So funny

Brilliant loved every bit of this with be keeping and eye out for more david spade audios books and narrated by him. :D