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Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg

Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
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Jun 05, 2012 | 384 Pages
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"When the hilarious Simon Pegg asked for a quote for his book, I said no." — 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.” — Word magazine

“How did a geeky kid with a love of Star Wars end up a cult film hero working with Steven Spielberg? Simon Pegg reveals much more.” — The Observer

“An anthology of childhood milestones and film analysis, Pegg’s book isn’t your run-of-the-mill celebrity tell-all.” — Time.com

“Anyone over 13 who ever wrote middle-school-aged standup comedy, filmed stop-motion movies with their action figures, storyboarded Star Wars: Episode VII or mixed fake blood using corn syrup and food coloring will probably find a certain kinship with the writer of Nerd Do Well.” — Wired.com

“As promised in the title, Pegg lets his nerd flag fly, offering extended reflections on the inner workings of comedy and his own fannish obsessions. Sweet, funny and moving, Nerd Do Well is about what you’d expect from Simon Pegg. Yeah, it’s that good.” — Kirkus Reviews

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.  It’s everything that Patton Oswalt’s Zombie Spaceship Wasteland could have been but wasn’t.” — Examiner.com

“Overflowing with alarmingly bang-on analyses of geek/nerd iconography from the Enterprise to the Death Star to Comic-Con, the Pegg’s Tale, so to speak, is the kind of personal history you wish all your four-color heroes would write but generally don’t.” — Austin Chronicle

“A charming collection of stories” — Slate.com

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