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review 2015-04-19 08:47
Tough Shit by Kevin Smith
Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good - Kevin Smith

I like Kevin Smith which is why I was sure I would vastly enjoy his book if it would be written and narrated with the attitude of Kevin Smith, no holds barred. 


I am happy I did not need to feel the pain of disappointment but was getting what I was asking for: fun, extremely entertaining look at the movie industry through Smith's own career and achievements in the entertaining business, and in his personal life.


What I really like is Smith's frankness and ability to humor, even when the issues are serious and often painful, too.  That's a sign (and often a cross to carry) of an good entertainer who wants to get his thoughts out there with a positive, inspirational message.


Smith's vocabulary is very body fluid oriented, which is something I personally appreciate because of reasons, but why I was excited over this book is quite simple: I truly dig listening the thoughts of talented movie personalities, and that's exactly what Kevin Smith is; talented as fuck.

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review 2014-05-13 17:43
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

Read my full review at The Book Bee


**3 Stars**


Expectations were shattered by this surprisingly thoughtful novel. A relatable protagonist, vivid characters, a few interesting subplots, and a light romance. Though my curiosity for Dessen's novels has been satisfied and I won't be seeking out others, that shouldn't stop anyone else.

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review 2012-04-17 00:00
Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good - Kevin Smith It's been 10 years since I watched my first Kevin Smith movie. Since then, I've seen all of his films, read all of his books and graphic novels, listened to hundreds of episodes of shows contained on the SModcast network and taken in two live shows. Therefore, it's fair to say that I'm a pretty big fan of his. With that information, it's hard to feel like I'm really reviewing this book given my massive bias. I'm going to give it a shot though.

I knew that even before I picked up this memoir/motivational book, I was going to be confronted with stories and events that I already know a great deal about. If anything, Smith is known by his fans for being incredibly transparent. So much so that no aspect of his life ever seems to be off limits for discussion (look for the chapter when he discusses - in detail - his sexual exploits with one Jennifer Schwalbach, his wife). Given that I generally enjoy going for long walks with my iPod (which I've renamed iSMod - I know, I know), I spend the majority of those long walks listening to him talk about everything from his recent physical (in incredible detail, mind you) to his life-altering obsession with Wayne Gretzky.

I already knew all about topics like the Red State development, the incident on South West and the story about his Dad's passing but he makes it all seem fresh. There's something to be said about his writing - it's pretty effortless.

Despite the fact that with the exception of a few select films in Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy and Red State, he's usually publically lambasted by critics for his poor efforts. When facing those oh so important opinions whenever he approaches a new direction in life, he often needs to find a way to remain positive.

After answering several questions on Twitter, he had the idea to write a full book dispensing his advice for those who seek it. A self-help or motivational book makes perfect sense for Smith, so it's a wonder he hasn't done this already. Granted, he'll be the first person to tell you that he certainly isn't perfect but he'll also let you know that if he can achieve his dreams then so can you.
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