"No-holds-barred ... like his best films: raw, openhearted, and mordantly funny" - Entertainment Weekly
"Elevating the white-guy-doing-nothing prerogative from a lifestyle choice to a moral principle." - New York Times
"There's more to Clerks director Kevin Smith than just jokes, and he proves it with his long, moving - and, yes, funny - account of helping a friend kick heroin." - Newsweek
"A rude blast of gleeful provocation." - Rolling Stone
"Smith's brand of auteurism still celebrates boyishness verging humourously on arrested development." - New York Times
"Kevin Smith is beloved for his vulgar cockeyed yet sweetly human dissections of life through the eyes of the young and disaffected." - Los Angeles Times
Kevin Smith sold his comic book collection to fund the movie Clerks, and after it became a huge cult hit he was able to buy them back. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent film-makers of recent years, Smith was the producer of the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and has also written and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl and Clerks II. He is an actor, having appeared in the new Die Hard movie and the Friends spin-off, Joey, among others. He is also a comic book writer and comic shop owner, podcaster, diarist and author.