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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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    Samuel 06-02-16
    Samuel 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great for both fans and non fans of that too fat to fly guy."

    I'm a big fan of Kevin Smith. I don't love all his movies but his out look on life is truly amazing and inspirational. Anyone who might be having doubts about their own life and if they are doing things right should definitely check this book out. At the time of writing this review I'll be on my third time listening to this book and I don't plan on stopping. Every time I listen I get a little more inspired to be the best person I can be.

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    Penny 06-02-16
    Penny 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Purchase this audio book"

    I didnt know much about Kevin Smith before this book. Now I love him.

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    Anthony Niagara Falls, NY, United States 05-15-16
    Anthony Niagara Falls, NY, United States 05-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Funniest biography that I've read in a long time.."

    His candid stories about Bruce Willis, Southwest Air,
    George Carlin and his wife are so darn funny!!

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Very entertaining stories! Loved the audio book because it's hilarious hearing Kevin tell his own stories. You also get bonus snippets in between chapters! Very funny!

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    GEORGE M. BARKDULL 05-04-16
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    "True life"

    The best by far audio book I have ever heard. F#%k Southwest. Kevin Smith brilliant.

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    Justin W Bowling 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and Inspiring"
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    Uplifting and positive with plenty of vulgarity..... ok lots of vulgarity. It is worth it.

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    Jordan Morris 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I laughed so hard I farted"

    This book is really awesome. Definitely get this book it's really awesome great job Kevin Smith

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    Janine 04-17-16
    Janine 04-17-16

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    "Opinions differ"

    Okay so he tells you straight out that he has had a 'smoke' before starting. It does, I think add to his story as that is his life. I am a fan of the man and my opinion has not changed. It was good to hear all the funny back stories and how he struggled with other situations. His weight being a strong story point.
    Good luck to him and his family. You have to admire the heck out of his wife.

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    michael 04-10-16
    michael 04-10-16 Member Since 2014

    I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.

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    If you could sum up Tough Sh-t in three words, what would they be?

    Not so much..... It falls short in a lot of ways. I enjoyed it but .... Lacks something


    What other book might you compare Tough Sh-t to and why?

    Can't think of anything


    What about Kevin Smith’s performance did you like?

    His honesty


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    Worth a listen

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    Josh 03-25-16
    Josh 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kevin Smith is the MAN!"

    I've always loved Kevin Smiths work, from Mall rats to Chasing Amy and his newest venture Comic Book Men. He's an awesome and talented guy that I look up too, in a wierd way. I listened to it twice in a few days and will probably buy the actual paper back. I highly recommend it.

    *Tatted and pierced- avid listener*

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