Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well

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Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer and self proclaimed super geek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted onto the small screen in the gut-busting and now legendary sitcom Spaced, his enduring appeal and rise to nation's favourite son status 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 12-year-old classmates Simon has always had a severe and dangerous case of the funnies.

So, sit back, relax, and let Simon Pegg and his faithful robotic butler Canterbury take you on a spectacular journey of self discovery. (Or, take this book to school and swap it for something cooler ...)

Dotted with a cast of memorable characters that have helped shape the life and career of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable man, Nerd Do Well is the joyous tale of a home-grown superstar and a local boy made good.

Publisher: London : Century, 2010.
ISBN: 9781846058127
1846058120
9781592407194
Characteristics: viii, 359 p., [16] leaves of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.

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ArapahoeStaff12 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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