best audio book i have listened too in a long time thanks to the legendary kevin smith.
If you are a fan of Kevin Smith this audio book is a must buy. Great performance from him as always.
when I first listened to this book, I was absolutely in love with it. months later, stress and life has gotten me pretty down. I listened to this book again and it kept me from hitting my absolute low. his words inspire you to realize you're self worth and find what you love and make a career out of it. Kevin Smith is the father I never had. truly an inspiration and a hero.
I've read this multiple times. Always inspires me to do something, create something, and never take you can't do it as an answer. Instead of asking why do something, ask why not.
Honest, uncensored hilarity.
I can't think of any, but if you have listened to any of Smith's Q&A's, you'll know pretty much what to expect from this book. He's honest, he's vulgar, and he tells his story in a way that only he could.
Smith is a dynamic storyteller, and he does a great job reading his own material. I suspect I would have heard a lot of it in his "voice" had I read a hardcopy, but this was just great.
I really enjoyed this selection. It think it offers more to aspiring writers/film makers, but it was still a terrific listen for me. I've been a fan of his for years and years, so I knew what to expect. This might be a little too vulgar for those that aren't familiar with his stuff, though.
Disclaimer: I am a Kevin Smith fan (probably a casual fan - not die hard) and love Clerks, Mallrats, and my favorite of all - Dogma. This book reminds me why I love Kevin Smith so much - for someone so successful, he remains completely humble, down to earth, self-depricating, and humble.
I really did not know what to expect with this book - I have read/listened to several other actors with their books, and usually, especially when they read their own work, are dry, boring, and sound like they are reading it for the first time. Kevin Smith did not read this book. He did not narrate the book. He instead speaks to the listener. It is kind of like listening to a Podcast - if I didn't know any better, I would not have known that he was actually reading a book. He even goes off script from time to time to add a few more touches of color commentary - the result is perfection.
It is supposed to be a life guide - I am not sure I leraned much other than to believe in yourself, becasue if a fat lazy slob like Kevin Smith can succeed, than so can you! That being said, it is a very charming and wonderful story of his life. The guilty teen girl who reads people magazine inside of me loved the chapter on Cop Out (which, honestly, did not know was a Kevin Smith film until now) and about what horrible person Bruce Willis is. His honesty is refreshing and told in a clever way.
And of course, he managed to be so sweet with the chapter on his wife, and brought a tear to my eye when his daughter read an essay she wrote. Kevin Smith is a great man, and hope he returns to film soon!
Depends on the friend's sensibilities.
Talking about Bruce Willis. That was enlightening.
If I was Kevin's father-in-law I'd punch him in the mouth each time he crossed my threshold for talking about my daughter like that.
I picked up this book because I have been on a kick of memoirs narrated by the author lately - not because I was a Kevin Smith fan. That has now changed.
Kevin Smith takes his signature wit and applies it to the story of his life so far. He is blisteringly funny when tearing into himself and also does a great job showing off why he and Tarantino were the golden boys of dialogue driven movies.
I can recommend this book to anyone looking for a good chuckle, anyone even passingly interested in Kevin Smith or someone who wants to hear some of the behind the scenes goodies of Smith's movies. Like the title though, it contains a lot of bawdy language, so make sure you are wearing your headphones.
The Bruce Willis / Cop Out chapter was amazing and actually made me question my preconception of Hollywood stars as well.
Get this book and enjoy having a hard time turning it off.
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He gives us personal anecdotes during the actual reading.
His wife? :)
U will laugh and cry, and you will probably have to turn down the volume a bit, in the company of children. haha.