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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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A Splendid Journey with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith gives superb aural in this self-narrated audiobook. He puts you right in his living room as he tells stories of how he arrived to become a z-list celebrity in his quest to "just make some movies with his friends." I couldn't recommend it more, so sit back, relax, and join Kevin Smith (and his dogs) on a nostalgic ride through the back alleys of tinsel town. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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I would guzzle his balls if asked!

anyone who loves kevin smith it's a must hear! even if you've read the book! hearing kevin speak is like tiny eargasm for hours!

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loved it

Have read before but with Smith doing the reading it makes it so much better

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Amazing

I had the soft cover book in my lap when I happened to look up the audiobook. Decided to take the audiobook when I heard it was Kevin’s sweet sweet voice. ❤️ great book definitely worth it.

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hilarious

a must for any fan, ever had a book read by a fat guy in an overcoat?

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insightful

Kevin Smith gives an incredibly insightful and hilarious journey through the good and the bad times in his life and the lessons learned!

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very good

loved it Kevin, Smith is just a great guy w/ no b.s... funny as all hell. and not just jersey funny all though that's what makes it great too..

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Inspirational.

I love Kevin Smith's work. This book is an inspiration to me, an aspiring artist. His message is basically what keeps me trying to make my mark.

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BETTER THAN...

totally gut busting funny. and far more satisfying than being able to scratch an itch when you're doing a presentation on stage in front of an audience. this is definitely a must-listen-to-it-again (and again) piece of hilarious shit!

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Why so long

Pearls of wisdom; laugh out loud funny; reverence for his friends and family; joy even painful moments; wizard of words; only Carlin can use the English language with more precision...thank you Kevin!