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, folks who befuddled him like bruce Willis, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him like George Carlin, and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs like his beloved wife, Jen.
Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good #ad - So make this your daily reader. 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. Smear this shit all over yourself, because this is your blueprint or brownprint for success. Just make sure you grab the bowl and push, because you’re about to take one Tough Sh*t.
Hell, read it on the toilet if you want. He makes movies, and now he’s built a podcasting empire with his friends and family, owns a store, writes comics, 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.
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My Boring-Ass Life Revised Edition: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin SmithTitan Books #ad - And get caught stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds. Thrown in are his views on the perils of strip clubs, the pain of anal fissures, the drawback of threesomes, his love-affair with Star Wars and so much more! Adults Only! . Now updated with the ‘ins and outs’ of making zack and miri make a porno, er, and much, heartfelt and irreverent way!kevin smith pulls no punches in this hard-hitting, telling all in his usual candid, in-your-face exposé of, Kevin Smith shares his x-rated thoughts in his diary, his rather dull and uneventful life… well, MUCH MORE! Anything but boring, not always dull.
In between watching his tivo, he manages to make and release Clerks II, relate the story of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes’ heroin addiction.
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Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests #ad
Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me #ad
The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party CrashingRandom House #ad - He lives as much as possible by his own rules; this is a guy who doesn’t buy round-trip airline tickets because he prefers to make decisions on the fly. Edwards traveled to the places where murray has lived, and partied, in search of the most outrageous and hilarious Bill Murray stories from the past four decades, worked, many of which have never before been reported.
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. Many of these surreal encounters ended with Bill whispering, “No one will ever believe you” into a stranger’s ear. Sure to please Murray fans. Library Journal.
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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've LearnedRandom House #ad - It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. He’s one of america’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, and directing, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H.
Yet never have your dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is–if only he could survive them. From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, uncertainty, and transformation are what life is made of, to his acceptance of his father, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, Alda learns the hard way that change, both personally and professionally, and true happiness is found in embracing them.
Never have your dog stuffed, filled with curiosity about nature, author, but surprisingly, and honesty, and director, good humor, is the crowning achievement of an actor, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen. From the Hardcover edition.
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned #ad - . Now alan alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six, ” begins Alda’s irresistible story. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession.
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating #ad
The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy TheaterVillard #ad - It captures like never before the history of the men and women who caught lightning–and laughter–in a bottle. From the Hardcover edition. Here are candid tales of john belushi’s raw ambition and chemical experimentation, Bill Murray’s heckler-pummeling and lady-killing, superstar Mel Gibson’s roof-raising appearance in Braveheart regalia, and legendary director Del Close’s shuttling between the comedic asylum he ruled over and the real one he rehabbed in.
In this unvarnished, unexpurgated, what happened onstage, and unprecedented account, backstage, and offstage at Second City isn’t staying there anymore. From the smash hits and near misses to the love affairs and the bitter feuds, from the showbiz politics and pitfalls to the inspired tomfoolery and heartbreaking tragedy, The Second City Unscripted is part memoir of a cherished era, part time capsule from a comedic renaissance, and part valentine to the exquisite art of being funny.
The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater #ad - Now, harold ramis, a who’s who of the celebrated comedy camp’s alumni–including Alan Arkin, David Steinberg, Dan Aykroyd, in The Second City Unscripted, Eugene Levy, Amy Sedaris, and Stephen Colbert–tell it like it was in the house that hilarity built. In 1959, conversation, a group of like-minded Chicagoans joined forces to open a hip new venue dedicated to coffee, cigarettes, and comedy.
The result, a nightly cabaret featuring a troupe of inventive young actors skewering everything from politics to popular culture in witty, rapid-fire, improvised scenes, not only made delighted audiences laugh–it made history. Copping its iconic name from a new york journalist’s disparaging remark, Chicago’s Second City theater brashly defied the role of runner-up and single-handedly made the Windy City North America’s cradle of comedic brilliance from which generations of household names would spring.
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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideAtria Books #ad - Cary elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. Ranked by the american film institute as one of the top 100 greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride #ad - In as you wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. From actor cary elwes, and interviews with costars robin wright, wallace shawn, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, Christopher Guest, exclusive photographs, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, Billy Crystal, and Mandy Patinkin, and director Rob Reiner.
The princess bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. With a foreword by rob reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
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Here's the Deal: Don't Touch MeBantam #ad - He speaks candidly about the ways his condition has affected his personal life—as a son, husband, and father of three. Along the way, the versatile performer reveals “the deal” behind his remarkable rise through the show-business ranks, sharing never-before-told anecdotes about his career. As heartfelt as it is hilarious, here’s the deal: Don’t Touch Me is the story of one man’s effort to draw comic inspiration out of his darkest, most vulnerable places.
Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me #ad - But there are aspects of his personal and professional life he’s never talked about publicly—until now. Now, for the first time, he reveals the details of his struggle with these challenging disorders. National bestselleran engaging no-holds-barred memoir that reveals howie Mandel’s ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD—and how it has shaped his life Howie Mandel is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment.
Twelve years ago, Mandel first told the world about his “germophobia. He’s recently started discussing his adult ADHD as well.
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How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer, and Healthier from America's Favorite Medical Examiner #ad
We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer'sSpiegel & Grau #ad - Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Rife with memorable case studies, We Are Our Brains is already a bestselling international phenomenon. Moving beyond pure biological understanding, Swaab presents a controversial and multilayered ethical argument surrounding the brain.
The withdrawal symptoms we experience at the end of a love affair mirror chemical addiction. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential, our limitations, with each chapter serving as an eye-opening window on a different stage of brain development: the gender differences that develop in the embryonic brain, and our desires, what goes on in the heads of adolescents, how parenthood permanently changes the brain.
Renowned neuroscientist D. And he challenges many of our prevailing assumptions about what makes us human, revealing maternal instinct to be the result of hormonal changes in the pregnant brain, decoding the intricate “moral networks” that allow us to experience emotion, and exploring the way that religious “imprinting” shapes the brain during childhood.
We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer's #ad - . Far from possessing true free will, because our brains predetermine everything about us, long before we are born, we have very little control over our everyday decisions, Swaab argues, or who we will become, from our moral character to our religious leanings to whom we fall in love with. It aims to demystify the chemical and genetic workings of our most mysterious organ, in the process helping us to see who we are through an entirely new lens.
A vivid account of what makes us human.
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They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’RollAnthony Bourdain/Ecco #ad - In this wonderfully engaging memoir, long island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, no self-esteem, revered for his kindness, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, charisma—and fondness for a good time.
He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef, and many others, " and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, Emeril Lagasse, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career.
In the course of his legendary career as a manager, blondie to jimi hendrix, raquel welch to Groucho Marx, Shep Gordon has worked with, agent, and producer, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dali, and befriended, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass.
They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll #ad - . Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, when the raspy singer punched him in the face.
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Now for the Disappointing Part: A Pseudo-Adult?s Decade of Short-Term Jobs, Long-Term Relationships, and Holding Out for Something Better #ad
Let's Pretend This Never HappenedBerkley #ad - For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, disturbing, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, yet wonderful moments of our lives. It did, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, however, and we are all the better for it.
In the irreverent let’s pretend this never happened, lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. The #1 new york times bestselling mostly true memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened #ad - Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate. O, the oprah magazinewhen Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. Readers Guide Inside. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood.
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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened #ad
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges #ad
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Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My KidsSkyhorse Publishing #ad - Hilarious true stories of raising twins from the author of the Ironic Mom blog: “Shirtliffe is awesome and so is this book. Jenny lawson when leanne shirtliffe and her husband, Chris, discovered she was pregnant with twins while they were living abroad in Bangkok, they cried laughing. Then they just cried.
I swear, she’s living in my house and taking notes. Jill Smokler. In don’t lick the minivan, shirtliffe explores the hazards of everyday life with children, recounting her time as a parent in both Thailand and North American suburbia with humor and touching insight. At least good enough to start saving for their therapy fund.
Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids #ad - And possibly her own. And finally, they got on with the incredible, hilarious adventure of raising two kids in Asia’s city of sin. Even if she can’t teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, she comes to realize she’s a good enough mom. She is our new erma bombeck!”—Elizabeth Boyle “Laugh-out-loud-funny.
Comic gold. Publishers weekly “witty commentary on the common ups and downs of being a new parent, times two. Kirkus reviews “shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains literally of motherhood.
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