Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well

A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming A Big Kid

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The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Spaced, and Star Trek.

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise -- actor, comedian, writer, and supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows. Having landed on the U.S. movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead , his enduring appeal and rise to movie stardom has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with science fiction, his enduring friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up comedy, which began with his regular Monday-morning slot in front of his twelve-year-old classmates, Simon has always had a severe and dangerous case of the funnies.Whether recounting his experience working as a lifeguard at the city pool, going to Comic-Con for the first time and confessing to Carrie Fisher that he used to kiss her picture every night before he went to sleep, or meeting and working with heroes that include Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino, Pegg offers a hilarious look at the journey to becoming an international superstar.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781101529089
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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AL_CODY Mar 19, 2018

One part memoir, one part fictional spy thriller/comedy. Simon Pegg did not want to write a memoir but his publisher forced him to, so he decided to make every other chapter a funny fictional spy adventure. Definitely a lot of fun.

Mar 31, 2014

A nice light and at times funny auto bio Recommend this book for those who enjoy Pegg's humor.

Nov 14, 2013

I am afraid to say that I felt mostly bored throughout the entire reading of this book, so much so, than even after being about 75% through it, I just couldn't take it any longer. I guess I had been expecting more information on what it was like shooting my favorite Cornetto classics, mixed with a bit of summed up personal life information. Simon Pegg, I'm glad that you have a strong philosophical view on a Star Wars, but I just didn't care for it. Maybe down the road I'll give it a read again.

wilstyles Aug 25, 2011

I recommend this if you are a Pegg fan. There is a lot of insight into many artistic and personal influences that led him to his status of funny nerd man that he is today. I really liked the chapters on Star Wars which were a huge influence to him as they were to me. I liked Pegg a lot before reading this and now feel I know him better (not stalkishly) and we should totally hang out because we would be great friends. I bet he's never heard that before. I heart Simon Pegg (not in that creepy way).


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