For as long as I could remember, reading had been my therapy.
My way of escaping the day-to-day nonsense of life that can slowly drive a person crazy. So I decided that I was going to start reading again. Enter my Kindle.
Once I bought my Kindle, I started reading so much that I was driving my friends crazy with talk of the latest book I had devoured. What started as a way for me to vent my thoughts on books has turned into a little online community of book lovers and authors. I also discovered in my Kindle travels the ocean that is the indie-author scene right now and I have found a great many new favorite authors because of it.
I love what I do. A passion that I hope to see blossom into a career one day.
Then I read Chapter Three of this book and this quote gave my Pure Textuality batteries a super powered recharge:. Film would become that for me — a passion that I got paid to pursue — but the theory can be applied to almost anything: If you like dogs, monetize your canine interest with a dog-walking or washing business. If you like jerking off, sell your sperm or wank for porn. Kevin Smith goes on to tell us the stories of his dream becoming his reality. This man accomplished what so many of us try to — he made a career out of just doing what he loves.
For that alone, he has my respect.
I loved this book from beginning to end. I read Walk This Way about Aerosmith and the only think I walked away from that book with was a feeling of relief that I never dabbled with cocaine. The wide array of fantastic stories about his career will keep you entertained and give you a new perspective on how to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. I will most definitely keep this book in my collection to refer to when I am not really sure where I am headed. Kevin also states in his book how much he steers away from critics so I highly doubt he will read this, but in the off chance that he does:.
Dear Kev, Fantastic job! By the end of your book, I got it. I know where the puck is going to be.
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He makes movies, writes comics, owns a store, and now he's built a podcasting empire with his friends and family, including a wife who's way out of his league. Or, he's just cracked. 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.
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, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him like George Carlin , folks who befuddled him like Bruce Willis , and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs like his beloved wife, Jen.
So make this your daily reader. Hell, read it on the toilet if you want.