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by Simon Pegg

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  • ISBN 0099551551
  • ISBN13 978-0099551553
  • Language English
  • Author Simon Pegg
  • Publisher Arrow (July 26, 2011)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats lit lrf doc txt
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1686 kb
  • Size Fb2 1254 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 927

The unique life story of one of Britain's most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Star Trek.Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted onto the small screens with his now legendary sitcom Spaced, his rise to the UK's favourite son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronnic, but mostly just plain great.From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with Star Wars, his often passionate friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up which began with his regular Monday morning slot in front of his 12-year-old classmates, this is a joyous tale of a homegrown superstar and a loval boy made good.

Simon Pegg is the nerdiest nerd ever to nerd out about nerdiness. Nerd Do Well makes an ideal summer read. Pegg’s discourse on the merits and shortcomings of the Star Wars movies are worth the price of the book themselves.

Simon Pegg is the nerdiest nerd ever to nerd out about nerdiness. Read this hilarious book, nerd! - Michael Ian Black, author of My Custom Van. Nerd Do Well does the necessary job of telling Pegg’s story, but does so in an intimate manner. I read over 1 million books a year and this is the best book I have read in 15 years. It’s everything that Patton Oswalt’s Zombie Spaceship Wasteland could have been but wasn’t.

Nerd Do Well is Simon Pegg's life story interspersed with the tale of a fictional alter ego, Pegg, a James Bond figure with a robotic sidekick. His coming of age stories and fictional bits are hilarious but once Pegg gets into his movie making period, the book loses it's momentum. I preferred the nostalgia of the first time he saw Star Wars to the actuality of meeting his hero, George Lucas and finding him stand-offish.

Instead, I attended Brockworth Comprehensive and set about the process that would eventually lead me to the heady show-business world of this glass office at the Random House Publishing building.

However, I almost didn’t make it to Brockworth Comprehensive.

This book is the unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, Simon Pegg, star of Shaun of the Dead .

This book is the unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, Simon Pegg, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Horizon Group Just My Style Emoticon Message Beads.

Simon Pegg joins us to talk about nerd rants, his philosophy on zombies, and his . His new book is called Nerd Do Well. And a nerd did well through nerdiness.

Simon Pegg joins us to talk about nerd rants, his philosophy on zombies, and his close-knit relationship with collaborator and friend Nick Frost. He’s best known as the actor, writer, and director whose guiding hands have been involved in British TV comedy Spaced and films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul. It’s the story of how, well, let’s be honest, a nerd did well. Almost all of Pegg’s work has drawn on his identity as not just creator, but also fan. He co-created and starred in the British sitcom Spaced, which saw the world of the sitcom, or the romantic sitcom, through a pop culture lens.

Simon Pegg writes just as I expected him to and reading this books is almost like sitting down and listening to an. .One of the best autobiographies I've read

Simon Pegg writes just as I expected him to and reading this books is almost like sitting down and listening to an interview with him. It's funny, has a conversational tone, and a random hard-boiled. Пользовательский отзыв - Shirezu - LibraryThing. One of the best autobiographies I've read. Simon Pegg is a funny, intelligent nerd and his combination of self-mocking fiction with the story of his life is a winning mixture Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - MagicCapslock - LibraryThing.

SUMMARY: Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted onto the small screens with his now legendary sitcom Spaced, his rise to nations favourite son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronnic, but mostly just plain great.

Ricky Gervais "Simon Pegg is the nerdiest nerd ever to nerd out about nerdiness. Read this hilarious book, nerd!" - - Michael Ian Black, author of My Custom Van "Nerd Do Well does the necessary job of telling Pegg's story, but does so in an intimate manner

Ricky Gervais "Simon Pegg is the nerdiest nerd ever to nerd out about nerdiness. Read this hilarious book, nerd!" - - Michael Ian Black, author of My Custom Van "Nerd Do Well does the necessary job of telling Pegg's story, but does so in an intimate manner. - The Times (London) "I read over 1 million books a year and this is the best book I have read in 15 years. - Kristen Wiig "Hollywood's go-to geek talks about the chronicle of his passage through the lower-lying lands of popular culture

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Tehn
While not exactly what I expected, Simon Pegg's memoir "Nerd Do Well" was an enjoyable read.

First off, it focuses on his earlier life. There is not a detailed recounting of the making of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Hot Fuzz" or even that much on his time working for the BBC pre-SotD. Those films, and others, are touched upon here and there, but only briefly and usually just to highlight the oddly coincidental things that Pegg connects from his childhood to his blossoming career, such as enjoying "Star Trek" as a youngster and then shooting a scene with Leonard Nimoy who tells him, "You are Montgomery Scott." Now if there were only some way he could go back in time to tell himself as a child that these things will happen...

I really enjoyed all the coincidences he points out. He makes it okay to geek out by example. One of my favorite aspects about "Shaun of the Dead" is all the foreshadowing or parallelism between the first twenty or so minutes of the flick and the rest of it.

Rather than stick to a strictly linear narrative tract, Pegg's stories or tangents really follow themselves to their logical end, jumping around in time from his childhood to wearing a motion-capture suit for a movie and back to his earlier life.

It seems Pegg is an intelligent, thoughtful, regular guy. Good news for his fans like me who imagine someday we'll get to hang out even though I don't attend ComicCon and won't ever be in the same building with him so there's no way I'd even be able to buy him a Cornetto, or Drumstick, as we say in America. Perhaps this book is only for his fans and then only for really big fans, and maybe that's intentional. I'm fine with that.

But wait. There's more: there is a sci-fi/super spy/mystery piece of fiction that is interspersed throughout the book every few chapters that is hilariously, intentionally bad and over-the-top. Pegg is the main character, an incredibly rich, muscled, handsome spy with a robot sidekick, a love interest who is bad but not totally bad, and an arch-enemy whose identity comes as a shock. As they say, it's worth the price of admission on its own.
doesnt Do You
I couldn't wait to enter into the controversy that surrounds this book, all due to someone's comment on the price. I'm not necessarily a 'Nerd' type, or a Sci-Fi 'Geek', although I do have an appreciation for the genres. (...and I love Simon Pegg's work.)
I discovered Simon Pegg through twitter. I had seen him in films, but it was through twitter that I truly became a fan. (Don't ask. It's too complicated and has little to do with this book.)
I purchase the hard cover print version, as opposed to the digital version, because of all the controversy. I'm glad I did, as there are pictures of Simon taken throughout his life. And I don't know if they're available in the digital version. (If they are, please leave a comment below.)
Shortly into the book, you get the idea that this is an entertaining Love Letter from Simon to all his childhood heroes. His self effacing nature only serves to endear him to you. He's the kind of guy you'd want to have a few drinks with at your local watering hole. He's clever and smart. And he treats his readers as equals. By that, I mean he doesn't dumb things down. He assumes that his American audience is now familiar with British sensibilities (by way of PBS's broadcasting of popular BBC programming here in the States)
I like that he tries to keep his films 'British'. For example, Shaun of the Dead forgoes any attempt to seduce American audiences with Hollywood-style tricks. And because of this, Shaun of the Dead is a better, more original movie.
It's a good and fun read for everybody. And if you've seen his films and TV shows, all the better for you.

Even if you've never seen a Simon Pegg's performances, you'll be entertained by this tale of a young boy who grows up to live his dream. Much to his own surprise!
Marelyne
Simon Pegg is a hilarious comedian and an overall great actor. This book is all you would expect and more. To begin with I found that he is very much capable of presenting even "heavy" topics with a light-hearted if not outright jovial manner. You never feel that something is so intense that you just have to put the book down for a while and get back to it later. I also found this auto-biography to be candid to a fault. personally enjoyed the read-through and I don't think I would mind going through it a second time...perhaps a few years down the line.
Redfury
I read Nick Frosts memoir first, and just finished Simons. I love them both, and the memoirs too. Amazing in so many ways, their journeys in life and where it took them. I would have loved to have been at their favorite pub during those days, just to sit and watch. Looking forward to ordering
the Spaced DVD's...and other brit shows mentioned in Simons book. And now I understand Simon wrote the script to the coming Star Trek movie?
GOOD GAAD....Envy is not good, but I do for both of these men. Makes one wonder about PreDestination. and Quantum as Simon says....and it seems Simon and Nick are starting another collaboration. Brilliant movies they have made. The Cookie Cutter was thrown out. I wish both men
all the best in their life. One of the best Bromances ever.
Buriwield
I really enjoy the work of Simon Pegg and as such I enjoyed the book. However, if you at looking for a very detailed recounting of his experiences in Hollywood, movies, and television only you could probably skip the first half or more of this book. I found his recounts of his childhood to be heartfelt and entertaining as well as critical to understanding a fellow nerds obsession with sci-fi and fantasy. But the really entertaining stuff occurs in the recounting of his friendship to Nick Frost, his dealings with Hollywood elite, and the inspiration for certain things in Shaun of the Dead. It was entertaining and made me a bigger fan than before as well as making me feel a little bit awkward about my growing man crush on Mr.Pegg.