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Tough Sh*t
Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good | Kevin Smith
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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StayCurious
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#30junebooks @howjessreads #laughter My husband and I are really big fans of Kevin Smith. These books always make me laugh. The picture is of us meeting Jay and Dante from Clerks🤗 And my cat Kacy wanted to make an appearance.

brit91 Beautiful cat!!😻😻😻 4w
Tungstensmum Well, now I want to read some ksmith books 4w
Dragon 😻 4w
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dariazeoli
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Kevin Smith had a massive heart attack last night in between shows for a taping of a new comedy special. Fans of his know how verbose he is (quite the opposite of Silent Bob), and I recommend reading his Instagram/Facebook post about facing death. (This photo was posted from his hospital bed.)

Here‘s hoping he‘s back at it soon!

Liatrek I love him and had just watched his Black Panther review. Hope he gets better soon❤️ 1y
InLibrisVeritas I just saw this an hour ago! I'm glad he's okay. 1y
RedbagReadbooks @dariazeoli not cool ☹️ 1y
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SandyW Apparently he's thinking of going vegan now. 1y
dariazeoli @SandyW It‘s the first thing I thought of when I heard, especially since his wife is vegetarian and his daughter is a vocal vegan. 1y
Purrfectpages Omg! This is the first I‘m reading of this! 1y
Soubhiville Oh no! I hadn‘t heard yet either. 1y
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dboypr
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And who the fuck doesn‘t wanna be Batman? Batman has an impeccable moral compass, he‘s clever and mysterious, and when fucktards get sassy, he punches them in the face.

RaimeyGallant And he's Canadian. :) Like me! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 1y
dboypr Thank you! 😊 1y
ReadingOver50 Love Kevin Smith. Dogma is my favorite movie 😄 1y
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dariazeoli
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I thought this one was worth sharing in several places, so apologies if you follow me elsewhere.

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So here's the tough shit: Security, normalcy, convenience, protection, and identity are opiates you've gotta wean yourself off before you can be an individual. You can't stand out if you're blending in.

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As much as you want to walk your own path, you're terrified of standing apart because the path offers security, normalcy, convenience, protection and identity.

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There's an accepted norm, and when you deviate from it, life gets more difficult.

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It's tough realizing you're done doing that which defined you.

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Why?

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Art can't be graded, because it's going to mean something different to everyone. You can't apply a mathematical absolute to an art because there is no one formula for self expression.

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😂🏒😂🤛🏻😂

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Hockey analogy part 2.....

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Yep, I'm sticking with it. (Hockey analogy part 1....)

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Truth. It took a while to hook me into this book, but I think I'll finish it now.

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We project identities onto movie stars, forgetting most are really just blank canvases across which some very cool performances happen.

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But who we want or need people to be and who they really are tend to be miles apart-especially in the movies.

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One of the things that helps you focus less on an undesirable present is the eternal promise of a hopeful future.

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Figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to get paid to do it.

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The trick.

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In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.

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Gezemice
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I have been a fan of Kevin Smith movies since Clerks.

What I like most about his movies is that despite the non-stop profanity, they somehow manage to be touching and human. And hilarious. This book delivers the same, especially the audio, which Smith narrates himself. He dishes on the movie business, his friends, wife, Bruce Willis, Tarantino, Miramax, etc, with lots of body-fluid humor and candid insight.
⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I probably watched Mallrats weekly in college, and I'm a fan of the rest of his oeuvre as well. I imagine he'd make a great narrator. 2y
Gezemice @TobeyTheScavengerMonk My favorite is Dogma. Alanis Morrisette! Loved it. And yes, he is an excellent narrator. Highly recommend the audio! 2y
Soubhiville My husband is a big fan. To the point he wants to name our next dog Kevin Smith. I'm not joking. 2y
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Gezemice @Soubhiville Tell him Silent Bob is better 😉 2y
Soubhiville @Gezemice, lol, ok I will. We aren't getting a second dog until we own our next home, so he probably has a year or so to decide! 2y
GoldenGirl My favorites! 2y
Gezemice @GoldenGirl Awesome! I don't know any women Kevin Smith fans - good to know I am not the only one! 2y
GoldenGirl @Gezemice Every single time Clerks or Clerks II (or anything with him, really) comes on you can bet I am watching it! 2y
Gezemice @GoldenGirl I have not seen Clerks 2 or Red State, but all of the others. Hard to watch with kids around... 2y
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MrBook
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Opened my Audible app. First books I see. Pick one, any one. 😎👍🏻

Gezemice Oh, Kevin Smith, narrated by Kevin Smith! I have not heard of that one. If you pick that, sign me up to get your opinion! 2y
Redjewel_7734 The Statues That Walked gets my vote ☺ 2y
Gezemice Ok I went to amazon and listened to a sample of that book and I was reminded what I love about Kevin Smith. It is totally gross and absolutely hilarious. I am buying it! 2y
CrowCAH The Statues that Walked caught my eye first. 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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BookBabe
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Best quote in the whole book. 🙌🏻🎨

SuperPunkNinja Preach! 💕 3y
NHLibrarian This is why I changed my major from art in college. I'd spend hours on something and a professor would tell me it didn't look like I tried 😔 3y
That-Bookish-Hiker My husband is a graphic designer and in order to take upper division classes He has to get all his work together and present it. He didn't pass because his work wasn't what they were looking for. I said something similar to this quote when we found out. Maybe it had a little more cursing lol. 3y
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[DELETED] 1409720085 I love this! ❤️ 3y
UwannaPublishme Bravo! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
MrBook 😎🙌🏻 3y
MrBook @NHLibrarian I hear ya! Same happened to me with my creative writing courses *sighs*. 3y
MrBook @That-Bookish-Hiker You are awesome. Just thought you should know that 😎👌🏻🙌🏻. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😎👌🏻 3y
MyNamesParadise My creative writings didn't match my schools program idea of what writing should be and it made me hate the program, the school, and most of the other people in my program that thought they were so great....yep still pissed about it. Mainly pissed bc it stopped me from writing what I liked and I still haven't gotten back into writing 2 and a half years later :( 3y
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