Comedian David Spade did not check his personality at the door when writing his forthcoming memoir, Almost Interesting. “Hey. Welcome to my stupid book,” he writes in the introduction. “I wrote it myself, so I’ll take all the blame.” In his “stupid book,” Spade covers everything from his Arizona childhood to his days on Saturday Night Live with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Chris Farley, to the peaks and pitfalls of fame (pitfall example: the time an ex-assistant attacked him while he slept).

When someone as familiar as Spade writes a book, you’re already reading it with his voice in your mind — so why not listen to Spade himself read it to you? Below, EW presents an exclusive clip from the Almost Interesting audiobook, which is available on Oct. 27.