Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
That Kevin Smith? The guy who did “Clerks” a million years ago? Didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of “Cop Out”? How about this: he changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-three, and since then, he’s done whatever the hell he... show more
That Kevin Smith? The guy who did “Clerks” a million years ago? Didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of “Cop Out”? How about this: he changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-three, and since then, he’s done whatever the hell he wants. He makes movies, writes comics, owns a store, and now he’s built a podcasting empire with his friends and family, including a wife who’s way out of his league. So here’s some tough shit: Kevin Smith has cracked the code. Or, he’s just cracked. Tough Sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for 41 years and now, he’s ready to put it in your hands. Smear this shit all over yourself, because this is your blueprint (or brownprint) for success. Kev takes you through some big moments in his life to help you live your days in as Gretzky a fashion as you can: going where the puck is gonna be. Read all about how a zero like Smith managed to make ten movies with no discernible talent, and how when he had everything he thought he’d ever want, he decided to blow up his own career. Along the way, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him (like George Carlin), folks who befuddled him (like Bruce Willis), and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs (like his beloved wife, Jen). So make this your daily reader. Hell, read it on the toilet if you want. Just make sure you grab the bowl and push, because you’re about to take one Tough Sh*t.
Publish date: March 20th 2012
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Media Tie In
, Self Help
, Pop Culture
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 t...
In the first chapter, Smith writes: "It's advice; don't fight it. Either make something of the advice or simply discard it, but don't try to fight it."Tough Shit is full of little nuggets of wisdom and of personal experiences. Taking the line above into consideration, some of the book I found very i...
Listening to audiobook.This book is a group of stories that Kevin Smith tells about different parts of his life and what he has learned from these experiences. I've been a huge Kevin Smith fan from the first time that I watched Clerks many years ago. I've continued to watch the majority of his mov...
Let me start off this review by saying that I am a fan of Kevin Smith. I’ve seen all of his movies, listen to his podcast, am a regular attendant at his Hall H panel at Comic-Con every year, and even visited his comic shop, Jay and Bob’s Silent Stash, back when they had a location in Los Angeles. Wh...
I've been a fan of Kevin Smith (of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Red State fame - just to name a few) for a long time so when I saw this book I was excited to read it. First, let me say, if you don't know Kevin Smith be prepared for swearing and some crude humor. If you are offended by that kind...