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Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good Paperback – February 5, 2013
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"Kevin Smith is nicer than he lets on, thinner than he thinks, and smarter than almost anyone in the room. He has today’s world - and tomorrow’s – running for cover." — Mitch Albom
“I suspect @ThatKevinSmith is what all gods and demons aspire to be.” — Neil Gaiman via Twitter
“Kevin Smith is a force of nature: He makes movies, he writes books and stuff, he talks and then he talks some more. Maybe he’s less of a force of nature and more of a spreading cloud of secondhand weed smoke that is slowly infiltrating every medium available to us. Kevin Smith is the haze that binds us all.” — Marc Maron
“I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.” — Tim Burton
About the Author
A writer, comedian, film producer, and director, Kevin Smith produced the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting; wrote and directed numerous successful films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Jersey Girl; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, and the New York Times bestseller My Boring-Ass Life; and cohosts SModcast on SiriusXM radio. He lives in Los Angeles.
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But I LOVE KEVIN SMITH!
If you've ever heard his podcasts or seen him interviewed at length, you know Smith is a genuinely funny, inventive, creative raconteur, a great storyteller, and somebody who is just literally bursting with fresh ideas and interesting takes on the world around him, comics, arts, you name it.
And Kevin manages to bring all that and more to this book, which has a breezy conversational style that very much matches the Kevin Smith you hear on his podcasts.
He also has some fantastic inside-Hollywood stories, including the trauma of working with Bruce Willis and a long account of his relationship with the Weinsteins.
In short this is a fun account, at times very insightful, and otherwise highly entertaining -- good job Kevin!
The book starts off with a tongue and cheek explanation that we are all winners, you know because we beat out all the other sperm, and moves on to the rather sad circumstances of Kevin's Fathers death. From there we are given back story of Kevins movies post Viewaskewe. The failure of Zack and Miri, Kevins adopting of Pot as a creative aid, and two awesome chapters on the making of Red State. Probably the most fascinating aspect of this book is Kevin's realization that the idea of a Major Hollywood studio is not as bad in practice as indy crowd hopes you will believe. He breaks down how Miramax went from Indy distributor to make of poppy teen movies. He also gives a full account of his experience on "Cop Out" and his drama and disappointment with Bruce Willis.
If you are a Kevin Smith, or film fan this book should have a place in your library.
The cover is a very nice card-stock style paper, with good pages, few typos, and great printing. Easy to read, well formatted, and great content.
If you aren't a Kevin Smith fan, or familiar with his body of work, specifically his Podcasting the last few years, you will be in for a shock at the extreme vulgarity and swearing in this book, but if you've ever seen any media outside of cable news on him, you shouldn't be shocked by this.
The Fat One just keeps talking, and now it's spilled over into a book! A bucket of win all over every page!
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I listened to the audiobook, which is read by Smith and captures his personality and humor, so I recommend that over the print...Read more