Book Review: Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good


Written By: Kevin Smith

Page Count: 272

Formats: Paperback/Hardcover/Kindle/Audio

Released: February 5, 2013

Gotham Books

Non Fiction/Comedy/Biography/Film/Self Help

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Kevin Smith has been known as that ‘clerks’ guy since 1994, but he really is much more than that.  He is a hockey jersey wearing genius.  I’ve heard a lot of buzz about ‘Tough Sh*t’ and being a fan of Kevin and his work, this was a must read for me.

*Disclaimer* if you are easily offended by obscene language, tough shit, real talk, or any of Kevin’s movies, then this book probably isn’t for you, and you’re probably a giant pussy.

A “self help” style book is probably the last type of material people thought they’d see from Kevin Smith, but ‘Tough Sh*t’ really is a how-to guide.  This is not your run of the mill advice guide, and the comedy is not lost.  It was informative yet profane and was overall fun to read.  It was a lot like listening to one of his SModcasts.

Tough Sh*t really brought to light how much wisdom Kevin has and how much he busts his ass for his craft.  This book was written with as much passion and thought as any of his films.  I adored him before, but after reading this, I have a whole new respect for Kevin Smith and the awesome films he has worked so hard to bring us.

Tough Sh*t is a must read for any fan of Kevin or his movies that would like to take a profane journey down memory lane with him while he gives some very sound advice to wannabe filmmakers.




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