Tough Sh*t

Tough Sh*t

Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Book - 2012
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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 .

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781592406890
Branch Call Number: 791.430233092 SMITH
Characteristics: viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Tough shit


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Cynthia_N May 03, 2018

I enjoyed this book! I didn't realize that he was kicked off a plane because the arm rest wasn't down. It could go down. He put it down. But it didn't matter. He was kicked off the plane. Funny guy!

Mar 05, 2013

This was a lot better then his smodcast book. That one i got about 2/3 way through and had to put it down. This book atleast enlightened me a bit behind the scenes of his movies and he is one funny guy. I wish he talked more about George Carlin though, he only appeared in 3 of his movies. Carlin was an icon to many many comedians back in the day, Richard Pryer, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphey (before he want disney.) If you dont believe me download "the 7 words you cant say..."

vcortes5 Dec 22, 2012

very forward. Like it. Life can't be sugar coated. great book.

Oct 25, 2012

As with a lot of celebrity biographies, ultimately I got bored and didn't finish.

ReadsAnything Jul 16, 2012

If you enjoy the way Kevin Smith creates his movies and podcasts then you know that this tell all book will not be censored at all. The Introduction is all you need to read to get a tone for the overall book. A great read and really an entertaining look into this man's life. You'll know more about him (and his sex life [and his fathers]) after reading, but you also might learn a little about yourself. Like the title says, it is 'Life Advice', take note.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Kevin Smith writes books pretty much the way he podcasts and creates movies. He doesn't seem to keep any secrets, after reading this book you'll know WAY more than you ever wanted to about his sex life. It is a funny book and I chuckled a fair bit. The whole reason I got this book was just for the chapter where talks about Bruce Willis; it did not disappoint. The chapter where he talks about being ejected from a South Western Airlines plane for being overweight was hilarious. He seems to have few delusions about who he is, but I do feel that Kevin Smith talks too much about his weight. I had never noticed it until he mentioned it (many, many times). Recommended for mature fans of the famous Kevin Smith movies: Clerks, Mall Rats, Dogma, and so on.

May 31, 2012

Kev sure loves his wife!


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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Sexual Content: Kevin Smith talks about his intimate affairs with his wife using more detail than is really necessary.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 12, 2012

Coarse Language: Yes, there is a LOT of swearing in this book. Too much, really.

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Jul 12, 2012

Jean-Pierre Lebel thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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