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Profane, honest, and totally real advice from comedian and director Kevin Smith — one of America's most original voices.

Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a bestselling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.

As Kevin's millions of Twitter followers and millions of podcast listeners know, he's the first one to admit his flaws and the last one to care about them. In early 2011, he began using his platform to answer big questions from fans-like "What should I do with my life?" — and he discovered that he had a lot to say. Tough Sh*t distills his four decades of breaking all the rules down to direct and brutally honest advice, including:

  • Why he has accepted Ferris Bueller as his personal savior, and what the Tenets of Buellerism can teach about hiding in plain sight and lip-syncing in the face of danger
  • Why it's really fun to eat but not so fun to be fat
  • What to do about people who don't like your policies ( for starters, tell them to pucker up and smooch your big ol' butt)
  • What Kevin's idol Wayne Gretzky can teach us about creativity and direction

For anyone who's out of a job, out of luck, or just out of sugary snack foods, Tough Sh*t is an unabashedly honest guide to getting the most out of doing the least.

Review:

"Kevin Smith is nicer than he lets on, thinner than he thinks, and smarter than almost anyone in the room.  He has today's world — and tomorrow's — running for cover." Mitch Albom

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"Hilarious." New York Post

Review:

"I suspect @ThatKevinSmith is what all gods and demons aspire to be." Neil Gaiman via Twitter

Review:

"When it comes to memoirs, things don't get more heartfelt than this. And when it comes to storytelling, few could match the humor, passion, and humanity of these pages." New York Journal of Books

Review:

"It's a breezy, entertaining, crass-but-funny read." The A.V. Club

Review:

"Forget Broadway — Kevin Smith's self-help book will show you how to succeed without really trying." Penthouse

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller that is profane, honest, and contains totally wise sh*t from one of America’s most original voices.

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 comic book store, and has built a podcasting empire.

Tough Sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for forty-two years and now he’s ready to put it in your hands. Kevin provides you with a blueprint for success, taking 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.

Synopsis:

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.

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. He lives in Los Angeles.

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johnnybgood, September 15, 2012 (view all comments by johnnybgood)
This guy comes on strong, opening with a long rap about his dad’s balls! and keeps going from there. You keep thinking I can’t believe he’s saying this! Definitely not for the faint-hearted but if you like your comedy hardcore and wacky this is freakin hilarious. Recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592406890
Subtitle:
Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
Author:
Smith, Kevin
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120320
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.55 x 5.76 x 1.1 in 0.84 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592406890 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Kevin Smith is nicer than he lets on, thinner than he thinks, and smarter than almost anyone in the room.  He has today's world — and tomorrow's — running for cover."
"Review" by , "Hilarious."
"Review" by , "I suspect @ThatKevinSmith is what all gods and demons aspire to be."
"Review" by , "When it comes to memoirs, things don't get more heartfelt than this. And when it comes to storytelling, few could match the humor, passion, and humanity of these pages."
"Review" by , "It's a breezy, entertaining, crass-but-funny read."
"Review" by , "Forget Broadway — Kevin Smith's self-help book will show you how to succeed without really trying."
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestseller that is profane, honest, and contains totally wise sh*t from one of America’s most original voices.

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 comic book store, and has built a podcasting empire.

Tough Sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for forty-two years and now he’s ready to put it in your hands. Kevin provides you with a blueprint for success, taking 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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