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
Absolutely fantastic. Smith comes off as very honest and genuine. He exudes charm and charisma. I listened to the entire book in one sitting. A definite must read/listen too.
I enjoyed the entire book, but the most memorable part for me is the review his daughter wrote for him. It is incredibly sweet and touching.
His sense of humor really makes the listen more enjoyable. I love when he deviates from the page.
"Get ready to lose your SH*T"
This book is truly inspiring and funny as hell! I loved it!!!!!!!
One of the best
The whole package. Kevin Smith is a master storyteller.
The way he moves in and out of the book text seamlessly
Kev's honesty and openness. I also enjoyed hearing him read the book. It was like listening to a friend talk about things in his life.
I have only listened to his live shows and his podcasts. He is a consummate performer and very easy to listen to.
Family is first and foremost! Also, go where the puck is going not where it has been.
Kevin really tries to inspire people. I appreciated his words of encouragement to the reader.
Yes, Kevin Smith is better using his mouth, in more ways than one.
The Bruce Willis story will forever be my new favorite.
His candor will always be my favorite Kevin Smith trait.
The end with his kid was rather touching.
For many fans of his podcast or spoken word, you will hear similar stories for the fourth or fifth time. But overall, this audiobook encompasses all of which you love including a few tidbits that you may have never heard.
It's an honest story and so Kevin from top to bottom that I couldn't have wished for anything more. What makes this especially great is that Kevin reads the book by himself. It makes a world of difference.
I like his movies. Not all are great and the guy admits it himself, too :) But it's the honesty behind all this, the need to do something different, something of his own, that counts. For instance I never quite liked Cop Out, in fact it was a terrible movie. But after listening this book I watched it again with a very different eye. After all Kevin had to say about directing Bruce Willis, it's kinda obvious :)
I hope Kevin's film career is anything but over. Kudos for the book, too.
The language is something you'd expect to hear at a truck stop at best. Once you get over the constant F-bombs it is a very funny book. I'm not a fan of his movies but I do like him.
The chapter on Bruce Willis is worth the price of the book!
Awesome! Inspiring! Laugh-out Loud lines of real life situations. Will never fly Southwest after reading this and I now have a new insight to Twitter... Will TWEET much more!
thanks for the great listen!!!
Kevin's whole story
Death before Dignity Always! I will be a better person after this read
looking forward to seeing your movies!
I really enjoyed this book. Probably the best use of a credit since Tina Fey's Bossypants or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? Smith is funny and engaging, and his stories are heartfelt. While I don't think this will help anyone succeed in any real way, I do think that Smith offers some great insights about life. Highly recommended.
With out a doubt because Kevin Smith adds in comments as he reads which makes it funny and more personal.
His take on miramax along with his story of meeting his wife Jen
Yes i was laughing and on the edge of my seat listening
I really recommend this book for a few reasons. One i love the words that Kevin uses, he is a very excellent writer and is descriptive. Kevin seems honest especially the different things he went through in the movie business. Lastly, his take on being a parent actually was one aspect of the book i didn't expect to have hit home like it did. Please, even if you do not like Kevin just give this a try, it an interesting read or listen. thanks Kev for this book, i hope you do more books and also with audible.(like he'll read this but one of the best books Ive read.)
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