Almost Interesting - David Spade

Almost Interesting

By David Spade

  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 319 Ratings


A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni David Spade.

David Spade is best known for his harsh “Hollywood” Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Joe Dirt and Tommy Boy,  and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the “comic brat extraordinaire” tells his story in Almost Interesting.

First Taking fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounting his excruciating road-tour to fame—when he was regularly mistaken for a ten year-old, Spade then dishes about his time crisscrossing the country as a comedian, for low-paying gigs and dragging along his mother’s old suitcase full of props. He also covers his years on SNL during the beloved Rock/Sandler/Farley era of the 1990s, including his close working relationship and friendship with Chris Farley and brags about the ridiculous perks that fame has brought into his life, including the constant fear of being fired, a crazy ex-assistant who attacked him while he was sleeping, a run-in with Eddie Murphy on the mean streets of Beverly Hills, and of course an endless supply of hot chicks.  

Sometimes dirty, always funny, and as sharp as a tack, Almost Interesting reminds you why David Spade is one of our generation’s favorite funny guys.


  • Yup

    By Millzjamie
    I enjoyed it. Thought it was funny.
  • Very interesting

    By Des25
    This book really brought you back to the days of SNL. Before Instagram, before iPhones, before 911. It was an innocent time that David brought us into with such honestly and humor. Quick read, wish it didn't end so fast. DeS
  • So good

    By Daniimae
    I feel like I know him just a little more now. I loved all the writing about his experience with Chris and how you could tell he meant so to him. I could feel the energy through the book. So good!!
  • It Was Interesting:)

    By Bambi~77
    Enjoyable read, David Spade self deprecation and honesty were unexpected and kept me engaged. His final words regarding Chris Farley were touching. My favorite... His thanks to his scum bag father "Scrammy"
  • Loved it!

    By Carmar5
    Such a great book. I really like David Spade and his book was both hilarious and endearing. His stories were enjoyable and I enjoyed his take on showbiz and the stories he shared about cast mates and his life. Easy read, definitely recommend.
  • Loved It, read in less than a week. 😀

    By Pikes 467
    I really liked the book. I most enjoyed learning how difficult the behind the scenes work is on SNL. Also, makes you humble knowing how hard it is to make it in that industry.
  • As expected

    By Least Coast
    If you are a fan of David Spade, his memoir won't disappoint. Good luck reading it without imagining his voice narrating the stories.
  • Totally Interesting

    By paulollinger
    F-ing hilarious. The funniest deadbeat dad booking 2015.
  • Funny, honest, smart

    By turg2323
    Written very much in Spade's voice, I also found it to be insightful, candid and even moving at times. Way exceeded my expectations.
  • Oy Vey

    By Cool brothers
    Pretty weak.