Tough Sh*t

Tough Sh*t

Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Book - 2012
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Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a hockey jersey, shorts and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look: He changed filmmaking forever when he was 24 with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a bestselling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right. As Kevin's Twitter followers and podcast listeners know, he's the first one to admit his flaws and the last one to care about them. In early 2011, he began using his platform to answer big questions from fans, and he discovered that he had a lot to say. This book distills his four decades of breaking all the rules down to direct and brutally honest advice.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781592406890
1592406890
Characteristics: viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Tough shit

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MCinnamon
Mar 05, 2013

This was a lot better then his smodcast book. That one i got about 2/3 way through and had to put it down. This book atleast enlightened me a bit behind the scenes of his movies and he is one funny guy. I wish he talked more about George Carlin though, he only appeared in 3 of his movies. Carlin was an icon to many many comedians back in the day, Richard Pryer, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphey (before he want disney.) If you dont believe me download "the 7 words you cant say..."

vcortes5 Dec 22, 2012

very forward. Like it. Life can't be sugar coated. great book.

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ownedbydoxies
Oct 25, 2012

As with a lot of celebrity biographies, ultimately I got bored and didn't finish.

ReadsAnything Jul 16, 2012

If you enjoy the way Kevin Smith creates his movies and podcasts then you know that this tell all book will not be censored at all. The Introduction is all you need to read to get a tone for the overall book. A great read and really an entertaining look into this man's life. You'll know more about him (and his sex life [and his fathers]) after reading, but you also might learn a little about yourself. Like the title says, it is 'Life Advice', take note.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Kevin Smith writes books pretty much the way he podcasts and creates movies. He doesn't seem to keep any secrets, after reading this book you'll know WAY more than you ever wanted to about his sex life. It is a funny book and I chuckled a fair bit. The whole reason I got this book was just for the chapter where talks about Bruce Willis; it did not disappoint. The chapter where he talks about being ejected from a South Western Airlines plane for being overweight was hilarious. He seems to have few delusions about who he is, but I do feel that Kevin Smith talks too much about his weight. I had never noticed it until he mentioned it (many, many times). Recommended for mature fans of the famous Kevin Smith movies: Clerks, Mall Rats, Dogma, and so on.

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hellonwheels
May 31, 2012

Kev sure loves his wife!

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Sexual Content: Kevin Smith talks about his intimate affairs with his wife using more detail than is really necessary.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Coarse Language: Yes, there is a LOT of swearing in this book. Too much, really.

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Jul 12, 2012

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