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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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It is Tough Sh-t

I loved everything about the book. I would listen to it again! Kevin Smith is hilarious! It is a must!

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Great Insight on Kevin Smith

I am a regular listener of SIR, but this book still held my interest with how in depth the stories were of Kevin's experiences. I loved this book!

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loved it. It is first time listen to an audio book

Kevin Smith reads it and it feel like his live shows. I keep listening to it over and over.

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Actually Enriched My Life

The best review I can give is that this is worth the hours of my life that I spent listening to it...Thanks much Kev.

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Amazing

fucking awesome love me some kevin smith guys down to earth and I fuck him in the ass and I'm not even gay

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A must listen!

Very inspirational, and just over all good stories, Kevin Smith is hilarious, insightful, and wise, I would recommend it to anyone!

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That Kevin Smith

All of things you wanted to know and some of the things you may not have wanted to. Very well written and an amazing job of reading by Kevin himself including cute little side notes from time to time. Very funny, very touching at times and always interesting and incitful. Highly recommended.

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fun and more enjoyable than the read

I read the book when it first was released but adding in Kevin Smith's extremely funny tid bits to the stories and it gets even better

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Kevin Smith delivers!

Loved this book. Smith reflects on his life choices and how he became successful. This isn't just funny stories, although there's lots of that, it's how to posture yourself for happiness and success. Smiths attitude and way with people have served him his whole life. His story is inspiring and motivating. Props for reading his own book.

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Amazing

This book both written and read by Kevin Smith is amazing I love everything this's not does he is awesome.