My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith

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Click for availability and more information My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith, by Kevin Smith

I highly recommend this book on many levels. If you miss your potty mouthed five-year old or your sex obsessed teenager, you will be right at home. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to create a classic film Clerks your first time out of the gate or what it is like to be Silent Bob, Silent Bob Speaks, or what it is like to act in a feature film when you doubt your talent and are sensitive about your weight, Catch and Release, then this is the book for you. I came away from this diary with increasing admiration for Kevin's talent, determination, devotion to his fans and his kindness to friends and family. Reading this book word for word over several weeks gave me an insight into the work and the risk and sacrifice that goes into creating a little media empire of clerks, mallrats and superheroes from the films to the comics to the web site to the conventions and personal appearances. It was a revelation to watch Kevin reach out beyond his comfort zone with the film Jersey Girl, a movie I always thought unfairly tainted by the "Bennifer" effect. It is addicting to follow Kevin's askew world through his web site View Askew Productions and to never know where this surprising film-maker will take you.

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