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Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
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Jun 26, 2011

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I'm a HUGE fan of Simon Pegg, and I was thrilled when I learned he was putting a book out. And there was a lot to love about this book. He is surprisingly candid, and paints a wonderful picture of his life growing up and into the performer/writer he's become.

The one negative about this book? For some reason, he felt the need to incorporate fake "chapters" of a sci-fi book in which he is the star, which alternate with the real chapters of the memoir. Not only were they boring, and not a terribly good idea for a story, but they took away from the memoir bits that were actually really interesting. It was as if he didn't trust his own story enough, and I wish he would have as his story was why I got the book in the first place. I would recommend skipping those chapters and focusing on his memoir. Those are a very enjoyable read, AND includes a pretty intellectual dissection of Star Wars.

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