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Tough Sh-t Audiobook
Tough Sh-t
Written by: 
Kevin Smith
Narrated by: 
Kevin Smith
Tough Sh-t Audiobook

Tough Sh-t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Why he has accepted Ferris Bueller as his personal savior, and what the Tenets of Buellerism can teach about hiding in plain sight and lip-syncing in the face of danger
  • Why it's really fun to eat but not so fun to be fat
  • What to do about people who don't like your policies ( for starters, tell them to pucker up and smooch your big ol' butt)
  • What Kevin's idol Wayne Gretzky can teach us about creativity and direction

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

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    Taylor Cambridge, ON, Canada 04-19-13
    Taylor Cambridge, ON, Canada 04-19-13
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    "The best audiobook I've ever come across."
    What did you love best about Tough Sh-t?

    From the first few seconds I could tell that this book was going to be something special. He's a very inspiring guy.


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    Timothy W. Welch Orlando, FL 04-19-13
    Timothy W. Welch Orlando, FL 04-19-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Good read for Kevin Smith fans"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    Amazon Customer Bay Area, California 04-13-13
    Amazon Customer Bay Area, California 04-13-13 Member Since 2013

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    Good for the Kevin Smith fan. Stories about his career read by the author.

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    Dr Strangelove Chicago, IL 04-05-13
    Dr Strangelove Chicago, IL 04-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best audiobooks out there"
    Would you listen to Tough Sh-t again? Why?

    Kevin does a great job with his book. Why read it when you can hear the author himself perform it for you. Outstanding!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tough Sh-t?

    Hearing about his success, failures, and ultimate triumphs was amazing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kevin's story of coming full circle is not only inspiring but also highly informative for anyone trying to do things outside the box.


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    Ricardo Texas USA 04-01-13
    Ricardo Texas USA 04-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it !"

    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 !

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    Clifton Houston, TX, USA 03-25-13
    Clifton Houston, TX, USA 03-25-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Gotta Love Kevin Smith"

    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.

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    Colleen 03-23-13
    Colleen 03-23-13 Member Since 2001

    Nurse, mother, wife, Catholic and avid reader!

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    "As always, wonderful. First time, inspiring!"

    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?

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    sarah Calgary, AB, Canada 03-17-13
    sarah Calgary, AB, Canada 03-17-13
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    "Laugh out loud funny, fatman tells GREAT stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tough Sh-t to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story about Bruce Willis is laugh out loud, fall down funny. I will never look at Willis the same again.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys Kevin Smith or if you like anything Hollywood related.

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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-07-13
    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-07-13
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    "Great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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"


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are no characters, so I guess Kevin Smith. But when he mimicked his wife I laughed every time.


    What about Kevin Smith’s performance did you like?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Look for where the puck is going to be. And, Bruce Willis is a dick


    Any additional comments?

    Love Kevin Smith! (hated clerks)

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    Rob New York, NY 03-04-13
    Rob New York, NY 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome"

    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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