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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Pegg Narrator: Simon Peg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, and Star Trek

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having landed on the US movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead, his enduring appeal and rise to stardom has been mercurial, meteoric, and 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, 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, dotted with a cast of memorable characters.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis | 1/30/2014

    " In keeping with the other nerd book I just read, I followed it up with this fun read about Simon's life so far. Written with that great English humour I've always enjoyed, I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ruthenator | 1/21/2014

    " It's a shame that Simon Pegg killed off Ben, his editor from Century in the adventure fiction that is interspersed through the book. He really could have used an editor. He jumps all over the place, making it hard to follow. It shows that he was uncomfortable writing about himself, resulting in a generally uninteresting book. Sorry, Simon, I like your films but you should have skipped writing this book, maybe till later in your career, until you felt more comfortable writing about yourself and allowing someone to edit your work so it's coherent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leilani | 1/20/2014

    " A mix of childhood reminiscences, discussion of his influences and what makes them special (I enjoyed the part where he applied his film-theory knowledge to things like Star Wars - much like literary analysis, once learned it's always in the back of your mind), and silly humor. Ended very abruptly - I was surprised to find no amusing anecdotes from the making of his movies, but I can understand his reasoning behind not gossiping about other famous people. Entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Outofcontext | 1/13/2014

    " I like Simon Pegg and am definitely a fan of his work. This is going to sound dumb because I chose to read his autobiography, but I probably didn't need to know this much detail about his life. I did get several genuine laughs out of it, and I loved the sexy and silly spy novel interludes. Before reading this, I felt that Pegg seemed like a smart and funny guy who I'd like to get a pint with. I'm glad that this book confirms it. "

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