Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
Profane, honest, and totally real advice from comedian and director Kevin Smith - one of America's most original voices
Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four w
I totally get that Willis can be a prima donna but isn't it your job as a director to manage that megalomania commonly found amongst "stars", get a performance out of them and achieve the movie you envision? I have a ...more
If you've listened to a lot of Smith's commentaries, podcasts and various question and answer DVD releases, you've probably heard different variations of the some of the stories and incidents Smith relates here in Tough Shit: Life Ad ...more
For someone who was around seven when Clerks premiered, I was very excited when I opened my box from Penguin Audio and saw this book. I didn’t need anyone to tell me who Kevin Smith is, what he looks like, or why he’s famous. I knew all that already thanks to my two older brothers. So I would like to half-heartedly dedicate this review to them. Brian and Blake, without you I would have been as clueless about who Kevin Smith was as all my friends ...more
" I finally said it aloud. “I want to be a filmmaker.” I’d say that for a few weeks until my sister, Virginia, gave me awesome advice.
“Then be a filmmaker.”
“That’s the idea,” I said. “I want to be a filmmaker.”
“You don’t have to want to be a filmmaker, just be a filmmaker,” Virginia said. “Every thought you have, think it as a filmmaker. You’re already a filmmaker; you just haven’t made a film yet.”
كيفن سميت ، مخرج افلام مميز و انسان رائع
استمتعت بقراءة الكتاب كثيراً كثيراً ،
رغم اني كنت ابح ...more
I knew that even before I picked up this memoir/motiv ...more
If you're not really familiar with Kevin Smith, this is an awesome point of entry.
Do me a favor, if I ever write a book someday, don't refer to it as a Point of Entry. Sorry, Mr. Smith.
But really, he goes through his whole career here, the interesting parts, the weird parts, and some of the funniest.
One of my favorites, the oft-told tale where Kevin and friends decided to protest the churchy pro ...more
So I have no problem with Kevin Smith ranting about being too fat to fly. Or eating his wife's pussy. Also, he recorded his own audiobook and he was high while doing it. I'd say this was well worth 5:55 hours of my time.
I have been a Kevin Smith fan ever since I saw Clerks in a tiny Budapest art movie theater. I like dude-humor, the honesty of it. It is odd because I am not a fan of pointless cursing. But Kevin Smith and his bros have a way of twisting that language in creative, hilarious ...more
What I liked the most about this book was the book itself. It reads like Kevin Smith really wrote this, and it does have his humor, bo ...more
This is an interesting, if expletive-filled, book. Yeah, there's a lot of swearing here, so if you've got delicate ears - or eyes, I guess - this may not be something you want to pick up. Smith writes exactly the way I imagine ...more
If you are easily offended or not a fan of crass, crude, and expletive ridden humor do not read this book!
This book, written and narrated by Kevin Smith, is the genuine article and very....well Kevin Smithish.
This is not the traditional chronological from birth to now memoir but is more event focused and will very often jump back and forth in time. The events that are discussed are chosen based on their importance and impact on Smith's life and creative process.
The major topics dis ...more
This book is an inspirational text about chasing d ...more
Kevin Smith is a great story-teller and he takes you to a whole new level of entertaining. I think I could listen to him reading some restaurant menu and he still would find a way to make it funny and interesting.
I just don't agree with his description of himself. I think Kevin Smith is really talented man. You can see it no ...more
I'd like to rate it a 4, but I know it's because I listened to Smith read his own book, and that was totally worth buying. He read it from his house after smoking pot. Never out of character that guy.
So I didn't really see this book as a life advice book. Rather it was a book about his movie career, his wife, his idol, George Carlin, his humiliation on Southwest Airlines, etc., which was all interesting. At least his storytelling prowess made it interesting. He had sidebars, he used v ...more
If you are not a fan of blatant honesty, nerdisms, and profanity, this shit ain't for you.
I love Kevin Smith's podcasts, movies, tv shows etc. This guy is your best friend who is obsessed with comics and Star Wars. He's a relatable human who just happens to be famous.
This book just further cements him into my mind as an amazing human being who is also very inspiring and encourages people to ...more
Smith book reveals t ...more
Told in the typical Kevin Smith manner it is irreverent, filthy, funny but at times a bit of a rant with a touch of fanboy thrown in. A lot of what he said reso ...more
The audiobook is read by Kevin Smith and I really suggest that you try it first instead of another format. I couldn't imagine a better narrator for this book.
I thought I had gotten over Kevin Smith and his pompous cocky attitude but I guess that deep down I'm still a fa ...more