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
Hi! I´m a feminist-nerd-artist-batman-geek from Sweden. English is not my native language, which might appear in my book reviews.
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.
I am inspired by the beautiful women, girls, and men who I’ve met over the years that lack the self-esteem to recognize their own beauty.
burn the first draft
This book is not much more than a man with huge Ego and big sense of entitlement, whining about how he is true indie film maker and an ad for his Podcasts. His constant references to his influences, really is a list of who he badly tries to imitate. From George Carlin to Quentin Tarantino, it is more ape like imitation that original thought. It is good that he is against haters of the gay community and champions the rights of the overweight while he slams anyone who has a 9 to 5 job as not being as smart as him. This loud mouth is your worst nightmare to be stuck beside at an airport bar, as he whines about his former boss at Mirimax pictures being a sell out. He thinks he is Bugs Bunny, but the truth is more like Foghorn Leghorn.
Kevin Smith reading it
The beginning noting what we all once were.
The chapter about George Carlin.
Talking about his dad's death.
If you're a Kevin Smith fan (which I am), this is a must read/listen...actually the listening is almost better because it's Kevin Smith reading it. If you are not a Kevin Smith fan, I still encourage you to check this out because it has some real gems in it...both in making you laugh out loud as well as really giving you some things to think about. If you have no idea who Kevin Smith is, I still recommend it, however be forewarned that there is a lot of dirty language, I mean, look at the title for Pete's sake.
Love to learn, cook, bake, garden and always love a great book.
I love this book. I'm a very big fan of Kevin Smith and am super upset that his other books are not available on Audible.
This book, like any of Smith's books is a look into his life which is so interesting and with him reading it it's like he's telling to all of these stories personally. Plus, he's hilarious which is the best part of any of his books!
Author / Narrator's witty humor and insight to lifes interesting quandries. K.S. provides a very down to earth perspective to his life, that easily translates to anyone, regardless of life choices.
Tough Sh-t is a very unique biography.. and while K.S.'s others are good too... this one will leave you wanting to 'Do' to Go Forth and conquer... If it doesn't then you may want to read it again, or re-assess what your goals are, and then read it again!
First, there are added commentaries and 'Kevin Only' dialogues that are not in the printed version at all. Most pleasant surprise!
Many, actually. Kevin speaks to me on many very inspirational levels, personal and professionally. And while some of his humor may be viewed as crass, his depth of insight for the person is profound!
just Advisory, for anyone not already familiar or prepared for Kevins humor.... it is funny... sometimes 'wrong', many times, crass and can be construed as verbally offensive of sorts, but in more cases than not, insightful.
Probably not. But it depends on the content. He's a great narrator, at least of his own story.
Unless you're a fan, it's really not that interesting, let alone funny. It's about sperm (mildly funny), fat and lazy people (too repetitive), pop culture, indie films, movie making, smoking weed and sex.
Funny, Inspirational and lots of ass talk.
Finally got to hear some of Bruce Willis shenanigans.
I am a Kevin Smith podcast listener. I thought I knew all of his life stories. This book had some new misadventures of Kevin Smith. He is an excellent narrator who throws in some verbal side notes which are not in the written book.
Excellent book for any Kevin Smith fan.
How much he loves his wife.
Keven smith. it was about him.
He does not just read a book he tells you his story his way.
Follow your dreams.
The words from Kevin Smith's mouth are that of a pessimist, but the actions he takes in life are that of a dreamer...
What a great narration of Kevin Smith's book, read for you by the only person who can deliver it in that specific style, Kevin Smith!
Thank you for giving us such an optimistic gift disguised under pessimistic wrapping paper. (opens gift) Holy sh-t, the glass is half full... And there's more than one!
It's okay to have big dreams, or be big for that matter. You know, Mr. Smith, it's time to start being a little more easy on yourself. We like you more when you don't care what we think.
-Jacob Aaron Miller
Yes, it was entertaining to learn about the director of Clerks.
Started listening to his podcasts
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