Not much of a memoir. Quite vague and you can tell he didn't want to write it. It seems to skip over a lot of detail and ends abruptly. If you love Simon Pegg or Nick Frost; buy Nick Frost's memoir. You can see Nick's passion in writing his story and sharing his journey with us.
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I've always enjoyed Simon Pegg's unique style of humor, and was very excited to read his memoirs. However, once we broke off into his story about Pegg, the Pegg Jet, a robotic butler, and a beautiful, French cat burglar I just wanted more. Frankly, I would've bought a standalone book of just that story. The memoirs are a wonderful glimpse into the life of a witty comic, but the story is a glorious view into his comedic styling that deserves more time than it gets.
Michael R. Federman
I would love to hear Simon's story continued after the events of the this book.
Why the hell was the abridged?
Scientist, Atheist, Humanist, and Historian. I don't know everything, but I know enough to know if you're full of it!
I haven't read the print version, though I imagine that the audio version blows the print version out of the water!
Canterbury the metro-sexual android was my favorite character simply because who wouldn't like a robot with tits painted on its chest plate?!
I really enjoyed Pegg's description of the making of Shawn of the Dead.
Not particularly, but I don't think it was supposed to be a moving book.
Simon needs to stop being a twat and write another book! I would love to read it!
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
I enjoyed Simon's autobiography - but I also enjoyed his short story. I love his imagination and creative flair, but he is down to earth and funny. Didn't realize that this was abridged version - so somewhat disappointed by that.
I loved Simon Pegg's performance and enthusiasm in telling is own story. I was a semi-fan before listening to this book, now I am a true fan.
Pegg. His failures and triumphs make a wonderful story.
His story told in his own voice, complete with the corresponding emotional experiences.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
It was insightful to hear an actor talk about his acting experience.Simon pegg is really funny.
It's like reading tough s**t by Kevin smith, profane but sentimental.
Simon pegg has moments where he will tell a story of fictional storytelling rather than rambling about himself for 5 hrs.
Yes I was intrigued to hear more.
Write more please simon.
Hilarious, touching and non-sequiter.
I truly laughed and my heart felt warm at Pegg's anecdotes about growing up. The most memorable, however, is the story that he interjects between memories.
The part of the book where Canterbury startles Pegg by talking over the intercom unannounced. To which Pegg commands that his robot butler to use a doorbell noise before speaking on the intercom. When Canterbury says on the intercom "Ding-Dong!" and it still startles Pegg. (lol)
I think my favorite was when he met the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker is my Doctor and hearing about Simon meeting him and being offered a Jelly Baby... Oh, it was endearing.
Let's face it. The best part about the book is the fact that Simon narrates it himself. I swear I could listen to that man read the phonebook.