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My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith Paperback – Sep 25 2007

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (Sept. 25 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845765389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845765385
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #343,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Iread Abit on June 8 2008
Format: Paperback
For anyone who likes anything Kevin Smith has ever done, this book is for you. At times it gets a little bit repetitive.. (woke up, went to the bathroom, ate, watched tv, went to bed)... but even while explaining these normally boring events, he made me laugh. There is much more to it than just that though. He did end up having some very interesting stories to tell that at time made me laugh so hard I cried.

There is about 125 pages dedicated just to telling the story of Jason Mewes' introduction to drugs, and his struggle with addiction. This is both a terrifying story about drugs, and a heart-warming story about friendship. and again, he made me cry. This section of the book alone is enough to justify whatever you spend on it.

Kevin Smith fans, purchase this book with confidence that you'll enjoy it.
Non Kevin Smith fans, it's still worth reading.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Voyeurism for the View Askew fan ... Jan. 14 2008
By Chris M. Wilson - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is a great read. I'll assume that if you're interested in this book in the first place, that you are already a Kevin Smith / View Askew fan. Clearly, that's who this book is really for. And if you are that kind of person, the kind of person who owns all the DVD's, has watched all the commentaries, reads the boards, listens to smodcast, and in some crazy way thinks of these people as some bizarre one-way extension of your own circle of friends, then you will love this book.
17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Pages of Blog Posts Nov. 7 2007
By Tim E Robertson - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Okay, I knew what this was when I paid for it. No biggie. It is just over a years worth of blog posts. But it was still interesting to read. However, at one point, maybe a quarter of the way through, I stopped and asked myself "why the heck am i reading this mundane stuff? An online diary? It's not like he died or something. Or that he will help me become the next great director or writer." Then I went back to reading.

I am not finished yet. It is my official "Crap, I didn't bring anything with me into the bathroom to read" book, meaning it lives in the bathroom for just those moments. I can usually crank out a page or two that way. More, if I had a Chinese food earlier that day.

Still, if you are a Smith fan, you may dig it. I am, it's kinda cool. I think I may have read some of it online, as I knew what would happen in some passages. So check it out, you will probably dig it, too.

Tim from
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Mixed bag Jan. 16 2009
By Neurofox - Published on
Format: Paperback
Really. The first half is - as the title promised - really boring. But it sets the stage for the second half, which is a real page turner. I could not put the book down until I was done once I hit the second half.
Never had that experience with a book before. Very strange.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I Wish My Life Were as "Boring" Nov. 17 2012
By F. Caruso - Published on
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Ever since "An Evening with Kevin Smith" was on cable a few years ago, I've been interested in Kevin Smith. His candor with the audience was very captivating and made for an excellent way to spend a few hours. I went back and watched a number of his movies, including "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy" and I realized why I liked him in the first place: he down to earth and funny as hell.

A few years later I discovered Smith as a writer. I picked up "My Boring-Ass Life" and found the title a bit misleading. His life is anything but boring. I found myself quite envious, actually. From his daily wake-up rituals to the candid details on his family life, this book is a must read. Smith comes off like a real person, not some pompous Hollywood ass. The book is mostly funny, but there are some tender moments as well. His recollection of his father's death was very touching and made me think of my own parents' mortality.

The funny moments are laugh-out loud funny. His fiasco with anal fissures while on jury duty had me laughing out loud. But most of all, I felt as if I were a member of Kevin Smith's crew, living his experiences as if I were right there. I'd like to hang at his house and BBQ with him, while falling asleep in his guest room to TiVo'd Simpsons episodes.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An Inside Look Sept. 17 2008
By Joseph Hawk - Published on
Format: Paperback
I got this book back last Christmas, but somehow forgot to bring it back from my parents' house. I was very excited to see it when it arrived this summer in a box from the folks. This is a collection of Kevin's dairy that he's been keeping online, but since I hadn't been keeping up with that, it was all new to me.

I have to give Kevin a lot of props for revealing so much of his life to his fans, especially the stuff about when his dad passed away. Sharing like that made me call my own father to let him know I love him.

I know some folks might find some of the entries a little boring, but who lives a life that is always exciting? It shows that Kevin is just as human as the rest of us, though with a ton more bank and a great job.

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