Tough sh*t : life advice from a fat, lazy slob who did good

by Smith, Kevin, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 SMITH Kevin
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 SMITH Kevin
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 791.4302 SMITH
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  791.4302 SMITH
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 .

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "For anyone curious about the life and times of film director and uber-geek Kevin Smith-who in his early 20s made a debut splash with the independent film Clerks-this audio version of his memoir breaks down 41 years of rule-breaking and chronicles Smith's work as filmmaker, comic book store owner, and podcaster. Offering up an amazingly fun and loose performance that often boasts the spontaneity of a podcast, Smith takes listeners through his life story with good-natured-if occasionally brutal-honesty. In his narration, Smith occasionally strays from the text, starting during the introduction when he apologizes for background noise and confesses that he is under the influence: "If you gotta read your own book: be stoned." Smith's genuine enthusiasm lends his narration an intimacy that would be difficult for another performer, no matter how talented, to achieve. Listeners are likely to feel that instead of listening to an audiobook, they're engaged in a conversation-albeit one-sided-with Kevin Smith. A Gotham hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Smith, Kevin, -- 1970-
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Gotham Books,2012
Other Titles Tough shit
Language English
Description viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781592406890 (hardcover)
1592406890 (hardcover)
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