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
Very high , can see myself listening to it again !
That it's true !
I guess because it's his life , him telling it makes it better !
If you are a fan of Kevin Smith or always wanted to know what makes this guy tick. Then Tough Sh-t is the audio-book for you. Kevin is one of the best story tellers of our generation and brings to life moments from his life in a very humorous way that are a joy to listen to.It is also a bonus to hear Kevin read the book himself. So do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this audio-book today!.
Absolutely! Read by Kevin Smith?!? Who ELSE could do a better job? No need for someone who can properly pronounce German words, or who can blow out on a "wh" then round their vowels as they describe, ...erm, a novel way to apply makeup that hasn't quite made it into the "How to Keep Your Man Interested" section of Cosmo.
The raw honesty...and the look shared by the other guy on the plane. I saw that heavy-set man pleading with his eyes as clearly as if I'd been there.
Nope, so it's THE BEST!
Jay's mom shot up during pregnancy, and he *nailed* 10 times the lines he should have by all rights. Kudos.
Enjoyed the hell out of this book, but as a high school Film teacher in Hong Kong, will recommend it to no one except my husband--who heard it first anyway--...Oh, and my teenage daughter (who will appreciate it in 10 years).
If you love Kevin Smith you'll love this. If you hate him why are you bothering with a review at all. He wrote the book, he narrates the book. It feels a lot like he's just talking to you and comes off effortlessly.
Yes. This was a inspirational book that's let you see into the life of the indie Colonel Sanders.
Kevin Smith he is what the book is about
i would. listening to kevin talk is like sitting with an old friend you haven't seen in a while and having them regale you with hilarious stories.
Yes - if they were a fan of Kevin Smith
Learning how Kevin Smith became a fan of movies
Kevin Smith - but hearing him imitate is wife was funny too
Believe in myself
Lafter, though provoking, and tears. Great book.
Kevin's little aside comments when narrating.
Him on stage
His dad went out screaming
I think one of the things I enjoyed the most was having Kevin Smith "read" the book himself. Nothing better than getting it from the author themselves! I also like getting a kind of inside perspective on the film industry. It's fascinating to hear his take on the many experiences he's had throughout his career.
I really enjoy Kevin's way with words and his sense of humor as it colors the many stories he has to share in this particular book.
Again, the listener gets to hear it in his own words. Reading the book I would just be attempting to imagine it in his voice.
The parts of the audiobook that feature his wife Jennifer and his daughter Harley make me tear up without fail. I love that he's such a family man.
For those not terribly familiar with Kevin just be aware that the man has a tendency to cuss. So if you have an issue with that, this book may not be for you, but if you can get passed that it is definitely worth a listen.
Touching. Funny. Lewd.
Follow Kevin though highs(wink) and lows in this reflection on his life and future. He is, as always, brutally honest and the constant purveyor of real world optimism. The entire book is filled with memorable moments, literally, that's what it is. Much like his talks, interviews, Q&As and podcasts this is a collection of Kevin doing what he does best, telling great stories.
Kevin's joy and satisfaction at having an idol, Tarantino, appreciate his work.
I love hearing Kevin talk about his relationships with people, particularly his wife. He has a fairly unique perspective and does an admirable job of guiding you into his way of looking at the world.
If you are offended by language, sexual descriptions, or drug use then you clearly don't know who Kevin Smith is, otherwise you wouldn't be looking at this book. Kevin does not only use everything listed above, he wallows in it. So don't say you were shocked, don't complain and don't preach. Give it a listen if you are curious or if you like Kevin Smith's work, otherwise you'd likely be happier spending your dough elsewhere.
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