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

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

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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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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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A guy I like who's a bit too in love with himself

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?

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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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phenomenal

Kevin Smith goes on to move us through the many trials and tribulations of his life. not once did I lose interest. awkward was the most I felt negatively towards this book and it was merely because I listened for half and hour about how he had sex with a bloody knob with his bow wife for the first time.

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The story of Smith...

Tough $#!t is an interesting and captivating look at how Hollywood is behind the scenes.