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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Smith Narrator: Kevin Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781101538630
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith. Tim Burton
  • 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
  • I suspect @ThatKevinSmith is what all gods and demons aspire to be. Neil Gaiman via Twitter
  • Kevin Smith is a force of nature: He makes movies, he writes books and stuff, he talks and then he talks some more. Maybe he’s less of a force of nature and more of a spreading cloud of secondhand weed smoke that is slowly infiltrating every medium available to us. Kevin Smith is the haze that binds us all. Marc Maron
  • “Offering up an amazingly fun and loose performance that often boasts the spontaneity of a podcast, Smith takes listeners through his life story with good-natured—if occasionally brutal—honesty…Listeners are likely to feel that instead of listening to an audiobook, they’re engaged in a conversation—albeit one-sided—with Kevin Smith.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “No one other than Smith could deliver this audiobook and do it justice. It’s one of the funniest, and most poignant, books of the year…His voice is commanding yet pleasing…and his intelligence shines through the occasional vulgarity. Smith may be one of the most engaging speakers of his generation—it’s impossible to turn this off…This is an audiobook you’ll listen to more than once.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Resler | 2/18/2014

    " I'm a big Smith fanboy so my opinion is a bit "askiewed" but I loved the book. Story of how the man became the man and things that happened along the way. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buck Swindle | 2/16/2014

    " Honestly, 3-3.5 stars but that isn't the point. This is Kevin Smith. My tubby brother from another mother. I actually liked Mall Rats and didn't barf when I saw Jersey Girl. (Thank George Carlin for that one). There is a little of Kevin in all of us. Not the bodily fluid part, the every-man part. This book is his tale of how and average guy followed his dreams and with some luck got to do some really cool shit with some great people and didn't seem to lose his humility along the way. I didn't learn anything earth shattering but I laughed and in the big scheme of things, isn't that all that really matters? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 1/24/2014

    " Love this - very much in the style of his Smodcasts - better yet I got a signed copy when I was recently in Smith's hometown of Red bank NJ, so this one will be a keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Oberg | 1/17/2014

    " I love Kevin Smith. I can listen to him/read his words forever. This book is a very up-to-date version of stuff that's been going on recently. He blazes through Clerks-Jersey Girl and talks mostly about Cop Out, Red State and the infamous "too fat to fly" incident. He talks a lot about his early experiences with Miramax and the arc he took with the Weinstein's over the years, to the ultimate implosion of the relationship around the time of Red State's release. For someone who's already a fan (and already knows the level of profanity to expect) this book is great. Probably not one that's going to garner him a new audience, but it doesn't feel like that's what he's trying for here anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Boyd | 1/5/2014

    " If you're a fan of Kevin Smith at all (and honestly, who isn't? ....Really? Not Mallrats, not Clerks, not even Dogma? Well, suck it. 37 times. And then go away.) then it's a good read. You almost don't even need an audiobook to exist because it's like the man himself talking in your ear. It's not profound but it is a decent look into the mind of the guy who inspired a helluva lot of clever dialogue in more recent movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 12/29/2013

    " From his live shows, to his podcasts, and now to print medium .... This guy is one of the greatest entertainers of my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Zastrow | 12/19/2013

    " This guy is straight up funny. Love his self-depreciating humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Felsenheld | 11/27/2013

    " Interesting if you are a Kevin Smith fan, if you aren't skip it. A quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David R. | 10/28/2013

    " Regrettably, I am too "mature" for potty humor; KS still kicks ass though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bybee | 10/11/2013

    " I'm a big Kevin Smith fan, so I'd read anything he wrote, but I thought My Boring-Ass Life was much better than this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Hansen Rencehausen | 9/10/2013

    " Loved this book. Listened to it on Audible. It was honest, profane and laugh out loud funny. I appreciated his pearls of wisdom, and took away a few pieces of it to carry with me in daily life. If you are a Kevin Smith fan, you will love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinlay | 6/9/2013

    " listened to the audio book and it was great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 False Millennium | 3/29/2013

    " Bleh. Why on earth did I read this? Huge waste of time and so not me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michealbank | 2/26/2013

    " Good times. I reminded me a lot of hanging out and having fun in high school "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ernest | 8/3/2012

    " Funny, inspiring, with plenty of his trademark colourful language. The chapter on how he met his wife and how much he is grateful for her sacrifice is honest and funny at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Calverley | 7/19/2012

    " Love the Kevin Smith films and this gives you a good idea of what happened on site at several of his films as well his love affair with Number 99 - Wayne Gretzky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.R. Gott | 6/30/2012

    " Kevin Smith was an incredible influence on my formative years, and reading (allright listening to the book on CD) during a time of writer's block was an incredibly invigorating experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Wolf | 3/19/2012

    " good book. Too much cussing. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith—writer, comedian, film producer, and director—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 bestsellers My Boring-Ass Life and Tough Sh*t; and cohosts SModcast on SiriusXM radio. He lives in Los Angeles.