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.
Publishers Weekly Review
© Publishers Weekly
This is an awesome read from one of the most entertaining actors of our time.
Hilarious childhood anecdotes, love for Carrie Fisher and a marvelous piece of 'action adventure' make this one of the best books I've ever read. I typically fly through books, skipping large sections of monologue that I find redundant and useless, but not here. I'm reading every word, totally enthralled with the witty, self deprecating humor. I love anything Pegg.
Simon Pegg is not just a fantastic film maker and actor, he is now a world class story teller as well. His tale of growing a Brit Sci Fi geek will enthrall the nerd that lies with you.