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First off, I literally laughed out loud throughout the book. I love his humor and the delivery. He's so candid...It's surprising and entertaining. He sounds like a super down to earth celeb. Like fame never changed him.... Took long enough and he is an oak for withstanding it all and keeping at it. He is really funny.
I like him more now than before yet I always found his subtle humor really funny. It was worth every penny FOR ME. I realize everyone's humor is different....but the title is a little off. It wasn't almost interesting. It was quite interesting... But he would never call it that because he's super humble and he doesn't want to seem pathetic. But for the record, you're not!! You're really funny :)
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What about David Spade’s performance did you like?
David Spade's complete self deprecating honesty. Let me note that I have never been a Spade fan, in fact, I pretty much loathed him to the point that I refused to watch most sitcoms or movies he was in simply because he was in them. It was only after I saw one of his stand up specials (I believe his most recent one) that I came to realize I actually love David Spade the person (or the person he portrays himself to be, I mean we all show a different self to the public, some are just a lot closer to our true selves than others) it's been the characters he's played that I've never liked. I know actors are separate from their characters but he played that type so often that I guess I mistakenly believed he WAS all those d-bag, ridiculously obnoxious types we all associate with him. What I took from this story was that while in the past he may have teetered insanely close to "being" that guy in real life, I think he always had a good heart & with time he has not only become a decent human being but is also able to reflect on his past behavior & ignorancy with a shudder that most of us can relate to when thinking back on our own youth.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The first few chapters when he discusses his early years. While his childhood was a bit crazier than most, I could relate to so many of his stories about growing up with a single mom as well as the cringe worthy things so many of us do when we're young in an effort to be cool.
Also, when he talks about Chris Farley, you can tell he had a genuine love for the guy & is truly heartbroken over losing his friend.
Any additional comments?
While some may prefer a word for word narration, I personally enjoy the way Spade sort of speaks the book almost as if he's reliving a funny story with his buddies.
Also, as a woman especially, I could never for the life of me figure out how he was able to score such hot chicks but after listening to this book, I now know! He truly comes off as a genuine & incredibly charming guy. Combine that with his unarming self deprecating wit & humor & a girl will fall for that every time over a guy that's cocky & "too good looking." Well, any woman over 25 anyway.
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