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The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Spaced, and Star Trek.

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise — actor, comedian, writer, and supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows. Having landed on the U.S. movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead, his enduring appeal and rise to movie stardom has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.

From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with science fiction, his enduring friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up comedy, which began with his regular Monday-morning slot in front of his twelve-year-old classmates, Simon has always had a severe and dangerous case of the funnies.

Whether recounting his experience working as a lifeguard at the city pool, going to Comic-Con for the first time and confessing to Carrie Fisher that he used to kiss her picture every night before he went to sleep, or meeting and working with heroes that include Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino, Pegg offers a hilarious look at the journey to becoming an international superstar.

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"How did a geeky kid with a love of Star Wars end up a cult film hero working with Steven Spielberg? Simon Pegg reveals much more." The Observer magazine (UK)

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"Hollywood's go-to geek talks about the chronicle of his passage through the lower-lying lands of popular culture." Word magazine (UK)

About the Author

Simon Pegg is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author. Best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced, and Paul, he also played Scotty in Star Trek (2009). Simon lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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jamaplustwo, October 17, 2014 (view all comments by jamaplustwo)
Pretty entertaining, as autobiographies go, including a silly story interwoven with Pegg posing himself as a super spy/hero. It was fun to read about his early years and influences, and how those parallel with what he's doing now and whom he's hobknobbing with. I was hoping for a little more insight to his career, but it was, after all, a roundup of his early nerdy years.
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ISBN:
9781592406814
Author:
Pegg, Simon
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
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Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.31 x 1.27 in 1.32 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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