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
For people who have been following Kevin Smith work outside his movies this book has a mix of old stories you have heard and new ones. It is a wonderful look into his past and what he did to get to where he is, and why he did it. The stories he tells are very frank and full of passion and the audio sounds like he is speaking to you directly.
Entertaining, Enlightening, Enjoyable
Hearing Kevin Smith tell his own story was only a highlight to an entertaining yarn.
Kevin Smith reads at the pace that he speaks. He is always enjoyable to hear tell a tale, but this writing of his own personal experience felt more like a good friend telling of his adventures.
I could easily have listened to this book in one sitting, if work didn't always interrupt.
Speed it up...there's tons of filler
The anecdotes are interesting, but this dude really loves his own voice. Too much repetition and filler.
Pretty easy - take Smodcast, make it a book, sprinkle in some Jay and Bob Get Old, and you have Tough Sh*t. Great book, great writing, and great reading, especially given Kevin's non-sequiturs throughout the reading.
This audiobook is the second best i have ever listened to, It not only is heartfelt but insightful. Its a honest and unassuming book. Stories from a man that grew up poor made it to Hollywood and came back a person not a celebrity completely full of himself. Great story telling .
Listening to Kevin through out the book was amazing and give the book a great person feel like hes in the room just telling you about his life.
yes i have listened to it twice so far and look forward to listen to it again
Absolutely. Kevin Smith is a born story teller. How could he not be? He makes a living off of entertaining people through film, and has now transcended into what I believe to be his true path in life: shooting the shit with his buddies to entertain the less witty and funny folk. Kevin adds so much with his inflections and off-print jokes and references that it's like I'm listening to one of his podcasts.
Kevin adds so much in terms of appropriate inflections and character voices that, even though the content is genuinely funny, he adds an entirely new element that would not be possible simply through black and white.
I've laughed so often in this book! Kevin Smith has got a big bucket of win on this one.
I've listened to so many of Kevin Smith's podcasts and heard many stories of his time working with different actors or directors, his struggles and his successes, but they were always referenced randomly through the podcast or in Q&A. Because of this I've never really got a full grasp and concise understanding of what exactly he was talking about. In this book, Kevin lays out everything he wants his audience to know in a structured and comprehensible style and now I feel I know the story of Kevin Smith,
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.
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