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
When life gives you lemons, make lemon cake-
Great book, great story, good voice , cool guy. Had the feeling to run out and buy "Cop Out" midway through the book for some reason. . . I wish I would have purchased sooner
Love the movies. Also like his politics. This felt like I need validation so I'm going to do a book. I didn't finish listening!
Got a kick out of listening to how working with Bruce Willis in Cop Out went.
Why? So much brilliance. Where is the biting social commentary. Too much weed, bro?
Tough Sh*t by Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith is a hilarious tale of tales in the life of one of this generation's most influential filmmakers. Narrated by Smith himself, the 5 plus hour audiobook of Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good is a pleasure to listen to. In less time than it takes to crawl through a heavy case of the Mondays at work, this audiobook was finished in no time. Which is not necessarily a good thing. It was such a funny insight into Kevin Smith's career, as well as his cum-dispensing personal life, that you are left wanting more. Not unlike the goddess that is his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach (by Smith's own account). I hope to see and look forward to any other written works by one of my favorite directors that may arise in the future. From Clerks to Tough Sh*t and beyond, Kevin Smith has a lot to say and as always it is quite a pleasure to hear what that is. I'd highly recommend this publication, both in print and audiobook formats, to anyone looking to chuckle at and be inspired by a (former) fat man and his many misadventures that helped create the man we know as Kevin Smith today. 5 stars across the board!
This book, especially the audio book, plays and or reads almost like a SModcast episode. I think it is an easier listen/read if you are a fan but given a chance there is something for just about everyone. Read/listen or don't read/listen the choice is yours, just don't expect some inspirational Tony Robbins hand holding. Kevin is inspirational as f@$k if you let him, he just does it with the flare and mouth of a 10th grader!
This hit home for me. Every chapter I found laughter or some kind of life advice that moved me. Having Kevin Smith do the audio added even more to the book. I couldn't get enough of it and finished it within 24hours. This book is truly a piece of art. Thank you Mr. Smith.
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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