Monday, August 30, 2010


Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 330
Format : Non Fiction Biography
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge

A collection of columns for various magazines (all seem to be British) written by direction and comic author Kevin Smith. Some were written after Chasing Amy, others while Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back begins it’s casting and others while Jersey Girl is being filmed. They aren’t technical in focus, more Hollywood gossip and Smith’s musings along with a couple of emails from people who love or hate him along the way.

He’s very self deprecating and doesn’t hold back adding personal stories for example about his sex life with his wife and her wanting to get a nude portrait painted of herself. Some of the casting meet and greets with actors and actresses were really interesting and it was good to see his take on people like Shannon Elizabeth, Selma Blair and Eliza Dushku.

Some of it is a little too much information. There is a section on his bowel movements after being put on a weight loss pill and some of the crude references made even me blush! If you are offended easily stay away, there is a lot of bad language and sexual references, but it’s mostly tongue in cheek (no pun intended!) and supposed to be funny (which it was). I love his films and his comics and would definitely read more of his musings and podcasts.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Hm, I like Kevin Smith, but I think I'll avoid this one.

Ladytink_534 said...

Well it sounds like an unusual biography at least.

Andi said...

Ha! He is sooo not afraid of the TMI. I haven't read this one, but I've read his blog on and off through the years.

Literary Feline said...

My husband read this one when it first came out and loved it. He's a huge fan of Kevin Smith's.