Yes, if you have any interest in Kevin Smith, and indie film in the 90's, this is a good read (listen).
Smith has an excellent voice for reading, and listening to his words in his own voice, made me laugh out loud a lot of times, which probably turned a few heads in the train.
A very funny book with a good history lesson about indie film, and Marimax. If you've followed Smith for a long time, watched his live shows, and listened to his podcasts, be prepared for some repeats, and that is the only bad thing about the book.
So much to learn, so little time...
Everyone has people in their lives that can inspire, that tell great stories, people that can get away with the crazy sh*t that no one else can. You know, those people that walk the walk and talk the talk, the people that were not built with a "verbal filter" and will say anything. People who are self-deprecating to the extreme to just entertain their friends. We all have one or two of these people in our lives.
Mr. Smith, is not one of them, he is all of them...... and he swears a lot.
He is also funny.
Kevin Smith is a storyteller, plain and simple. I both laughed out loud and cried multiple times throughout the book as Smith candidly regaled his most happy times, and his darkest moments. If you're a fan, read this book - be you an aspiring filmmaker or not. If you're not a fan, it's unlikely you will pick this up, but if you do, it will make you a fan. Caution: you will never look at Bruce Willis the same again!
Absolutely would recommend this book to a friend because its laugh out loud funny.
This book is narrated by Kevin Smith himself. He gives you a few off the hook comments on his life and a look into how he got to where he is now. We all die screaming, so we better come to terms with the tough sh-t.
This is in my top 3 favorite audio books. Listening to Kevin was great. Master story teller.
Hearing the inside world of his movie career and also that Bruce Willis is a jerk.
Excellent conversational tone and great storytelling.
I would love to hear Kevin Smith read another audiobook for audible. I know he wrote this one so it would be rare for him to read another author but he has a natural talent.
Absolutely fantastic. Smith comes off as very honest and genuine. He exudes charm and charisma. I listened to the entire book in one sitting. A definite must read/listen too.
I enjoyed the entire book, but the most memorable part for me is the review his daughter wrote for him. It is incredibly sweet and touching.
His sense of humor really makes the listen more enjoyable. I love when he deviates from the page.
"Get ready to lose your SH*T"
This book is truly inspiring and funny as hell! I loved it!!!!!!!
One of the best
The whole package. Kevin Smith is a master storyteller.
The way he moves in and out of the book text seamlessly
Kev's honesty and openness. I also enjoyed hearing him read the book. It was like listening to a friend talk about things in his life.
I have only listened to his live shows and his podcasts. He is a consummate performer and very easy to listen to.
Family is first and foremost! Also, go where the puck is going not where it has been.
Kevin really tries to inspire people. I appreciated his words of encouragement to the reader.
Yes, Kevin Smith is better using his mouth, in more ways than one.
The Bruce Willis story will forever be my new favorite.
His candor will always be my favorite Kevin Smith trait.
The end with his kid was rather touching.
For many fans of his podcast or spoken word, you will hear similar stories for the fourth or fifth time. But overall, this audiobook encompasses all of which you love including a few tidbits that you may have never heard.