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Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
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Aug 23, 2012

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Read from August 20 to 22, 2012

Celebrity memoirs can be such a chore to read sometimes. They tend to be ghostwritten and have nothing really interesting to say. Simon Pegg's memoir was thankfully written by him and has some interesting things to say although he confesses that a large part of his private life will remain private.

I knew of Pegg when I caught his sitcom Spaced on British television almost twenty years ago and absolutely loved it. His snarky humour and love of '80s pop culture especially Star Wars that was in abundant in Spaced are also littered on every page in his book. Which is nice because take away those elements and there's nothing much in the book. His private life, as mentioned above, is only given a glimpse and even his career as a stand up comic and actor is merely glossed over with lots of name dropping and fanboy worshipping of directors he admires.

Good thing I'm a fan or I would not have bothered finishing this book.
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