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 24 with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.
As Kevin's millions of Twitter followers and millions of podcast listeners know, he's the first one to admit his flaws and the last one to care about them. In early 2011, he began using his platform to answer big questions from fans - like "What should I do with my life?"- and he discovered that he had a lot to say. Tough Sh-t distills his four decades of breaking all the rules down to direct and brutally honest advice, including:
For anyone who's out of a job, out of luck, or just out of sugary snack foods, Tough Sh*t is an unabashedly honest guide to getting the most out of doing the least.
©2012 Kevin Smith (P)2012 Penguin Audio
From the first few seconds I could tell that this book was going to be something special. He's a very inspiring guy.
Takes you through the last few years of a career that has never been normal. It is a good look at the current state of indie film business wise and Smith is articulate and fowl. Good fun.
Say something about yourself!
Good for the Kevin Smith fan. Stories about his career read by the author.
Kevin does a great job with his book. Why read it when you can hear the author himself perform it for you. Outstanding!
Hearing about his success, failures, and ultimate triumphs was amazing.
Kevin's story of coming full circle is not only inspiring but also highly informative for anyone trying to do things outside the box.
Ok I have never been a Kevin Smith fan but this book made me go back and take a second look at this guy.
Honestly I love his performance, the way he reads he drags me into the story. Not to mention that the stories are interesting and hilarious !
I saw Clerks in the art house movie theater, after finishing up a shift at the video store, where I worked as a clerk. I've been a huge fan ever since. After following all his movies, and thousands of hours of podcasts over the years, there was no way I would miss this book.
Anyone who knows anything Kevin, knows he's a chatty mother F-er. There's not much in this tale that I hadn't head in one form or another from him. But it doesn't matter, just listening to him relating his life story and the lessons derived from it is heartening and inspiring.
Loaded with profanity, filth, self deprecation, pot-holes, and enlightening metaphors. Be prepared for a hard R rating, but you probably already know that
One note on the performance, I absolutely love how even while reading his own memories, Kevin still manages the occasional meandering side story and parenthetical commentary.
Nurse, mother, wife, Catholic and avid reader!
If you are looking for something to motivate or inspire yourself into action, this book is it. He is the best of all motivational speakers because he isn't full of himself or one of those inhumane type A robots. Kevin is as real as possible and how he relates his childhood to his future ambitions is just impressive. What do you have to lose?
Yes, Kevin Smith narratoring his own stuff is hysterical. I'm sure he would be funny in my head but no where near as funny.
The stories, Kevin is blunt and honest about being in Hollywood and trying to make it. He makes no bones about his mistakes or his successes and gives credit where credit is due.
The story about Bruce Willis is laugh out loud, fall down funny. I will never look at Willis the same again.
I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys Kevin Smith or if you like anything Hollywood related.
Yes, it was an interesting read giving you an indepth perspective and some real life advice from someone that is not trying to be "a teacher"
There are no characters, so I guess Kevin Smith. But when he mimicked his wife I laughed every time.
I always love how real Kevin Smith is. He recognizes that he's just a regular guy. He might be rich and recognizable, but he's still just a dude.
Look for where the puck is going to be. And, Bruce Willis is a dick
Love Kevin Smith! (hated clerks)
One of the best audiobooks I've come across. Kevin Smith is a great reader, a wise life advisor, and an inspiration. He makes me feel like I can do anything. I went into this thinking it was going to annoy the hell out of me, but came away super excited to have given it a try.
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