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Kevin Smith
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30 May 2012
Would you take advice from a fat, balding, lazy slob in a size XXL shirt, shorts and slippers, who has taken Ferris Bueller as his personal saviour? How about from a hugely successful writer, performer, director, producer and bestselling author? Kevin Smith is all these things and more, and he s back, this time answering Life s Big Questions in his lewd, crude and hilariously rude style.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Publishing Ltd (30 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781164185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781164181
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"elevating the white-guy-doing-nothing prerogative from a lifestyle choice to a moral principle." --The New York Times

The chapter on Smith s disastrous Cop Out shoot is a fascinating bit of dirt-dishing, as are his musings on Harvey Weinstein and his aborted Green Lantern. --Empire Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

A writer, comedian, film producer, and director, Kevin Smith produced the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting; wrote and directed numerous successful films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Jersey Girl; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, and the New York Times bestseller My Boring-Ass Life; and cohosts "SModcast" on SiriusXM radio.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Life and Times of Kevin S 29 Mar 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Since I saw a headline on my RSS feed - "Fat Director kicked off flight" - and clicked on it, then (after reading the brief article surrounded by many ads) going to the Smodcast website, I've been hearing about Kevin Smith's life ever since. For a solid 2 years and change I've had Smodcast and its many, many attendant podcasts playing whenever I've had a long drive with myself or a walk to work or washing up and needing something non-musical. But having listened to the many entertaining stories Kevin has imparted, along with having seen his Q&A specials "Too Fat for Forty" and "Kevin Smith Burn in Hell", I realised after the first chapter of this book that for a person who shares everything, there's very little left to surprise someone who's been following along and listened to every story.

Smith uses his father as an example for the rest of the book - Don Smith was a man who worked 20 years in a job he hated (the US postal service) to provide for his family and then after a too-short retirement, died of heart failure, screaming. The message to Smith was clear - never do a job you hate, never have regrets so when the time comes, you won't go out in as much pain.

From there we get a whirlwind look at Smith's career, the story of "Clerks", and a brief synopsis of every film made since then. The filming of "Cop Out" and his clashes with Bruce Willis are documented, as well as the filming of "Red State" which takes up several chapters. What became known as the "Too Fat to Fly" incident with South West is detailed, and a loving final chapter to his wife Jennifer Schwalbach closes out the book along with a short note from their daughter Harley Quinn Smith.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smith Philosophy 101 19 May 2013
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As SMOD fan loved it. Smith tells it like it is for his audience. Loved it looking forward to more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book 22 Mar 2014
By Paul
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Funny, interesting and beautiful in places.An exceptional read that alters the way I think on the challenges of modern life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present. 27 Nov 2013
By Nicole
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I got this for my fiance he doesn't know since its for Christmas and he loves Kevin Smith. When I got it through I flicked through the pages and began laughing straight away. When he's finished with its a definite read for me :D
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good S*** 27 Jan 2013
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Like all of Smith's work I found it amusing and I find myself liking him more and more with each read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legend 5 Jan 2013
By Jojopug
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I've always been a fan of Kevin Smith's work and so was eagerly awaiting this book.

I literally read it in 2 days and loved it! Particularly enjoyed the incite into bruce willis!

All i can say is, i wish i'd had this book when i was younger, it really does inspire you (and of course make you laugh hysterically)

I will definitely be forcing my children to read it when the time is right!

A worthy investment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny read! 2 Jan 2013
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I'm loving this book, Kevin Smith is soooo candid I love his honesty....so rare in this day and age! Hope he keeps doing what he does and ignores the critics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the book Smith was finally ready to write 29 Dec 2012
By Flatout
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A great read from start to finish, I am a Smith fan from Clerks onward's so b warned I am biast.
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