Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well

A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming A Big Kid

Book - 2011
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The star of the cult hit "Shaun of the Dead" discusses his life, his obsession with science fiction, his working relationship and friendship with collaborator Nick Frost, his attempts at stand-up comedy, and his journey to international stardom.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781592406814
1592406815
Branch Call Number: B PEGG
Characteristics: 356 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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biblioanna May 03, 2018

The man who turns his Star Wars obsession into a part of his career.


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chakakant
Aug 17, 2018

I'm just finishing this now, and I've got to say, I like it but....I could have done without the sci-fi inserts he added in since he LOVES Star Wars and Star Trek. it would have made for better smoother reading, and if I could start over I would have just skipped those parts, since I HATE sci-fi, but dig him.
other than that, a nice read, I must say.

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Cody7279
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.

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gblegge
Mar 31, 2014

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

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acej
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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