Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
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.

 

About Simon Pegg

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SIMON PEGG is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author. Best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced, and Paul, he also played Scotty in Star Trek (2009). Simon lives in London with his wife and daughter.
 
Published June 9, 2011 by Gotham. 395 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The book debut by the comedian and actor responsible for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is likely to please the author's following but not necessarily expand it.

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Not really his fault, and actually I probably just didn't like the kind of people who thought him funny: a generation of youngsters thinking that a tall, good-looking chap who knew big words because he'd read big books, even if sometimes not quite where to place them, was a shivery throwback to m...

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Examiner

While attending the London premiere of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Simon Pegg was granted a unique opportunity, to meet with one of his idols George Lucas.

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The writer and star of geek-made-good fare like Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz mostly dissects his childhood in this frustratingly uneventful memoir.

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Suite 101

Actor, writer, comedian and author Simon Pegg chronicles his journey from "small child to big kid" in a sparkling, funny and poiniant memoir.

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Zimbio

Pegg would translate this despair into the series Spaced but there are some fascinating accounts following this including a meeting with George Lucas and Pegg queuing up to meet Carrie Fisher at a convention despite promoting work of his own!

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Geeks of Doom

Except that it is, but it isn’t… It’s a crafty book disguise designed by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek) as memoirs, within which he has been able to insert the true book: The Adventure of Suave Superhero Simon Pegg and his Amazing Robot Butler.

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SciFi Mafia

One of the most fun aspects of the book is that Pegg has “snuck” that fictional story about a suave superhero and his robot butler into the book between chapters, and it’s as fun and funny as the rest of the book.

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City of Films

Actor and writer Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) has a new memoir coming out called Nerd Do Well and he shot a brief video introduction to promote it.

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