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14 December 2010 @ 11:41 pm
"Nerd do well"  
I guess you already heard about Simons kinda-so called- Autobiography.
I read the first few pages online, then decided that it must be HILARIOUS hearing actually reading the stuff.
So I bought the audiobook. After a mayor struggle with Itunes I finally got to hear it (while reading the ebook).

I highly recommend it (the reasons will be mentioned soon), and also you should get BOTH the book and the audiobook, because he leaves out stuff here and there, sometimes even a few pages, but hearing him telling these stories is just fucking funny.

You might, after reading a small exerpt (I'm just gonna TEASE you because you have to read it yourself!), you might wanna run to the next store, getting your fingers on this book as fast as you can.

I had an odd crush on a boy called Ross but it wasn’t motivated by any infant manifestations of sexual lust. He was just really lovely and I wanted to be near him. He was about three years older than me and I remember following him around the playground on one occasion, just aching to be his friend. I also used to frequently snog my friend Kyle because it made all our other friends hoot with laughter. I hadn’t been rendered homophobic by received notions of masculinity at the age of six and I had no problem doing ‘film star kisses’ with another boy if it meant getting a big laugh.

(there is even more, I swear!!)

Also you might love the fictional parts of the book, where Simon describes himself as a kind of superhero... They are very funny and the way Simon reads it makes you piss your pants ;D

Not if I can help it,’ replied Pegg, standing up to reveal his great body which was muscular but not too big
(like Brad Pitt in Fight Club). ‘I just need to find a little inspiration.’

 
 
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Well, this is me: schwartzdarthvulgar on December 15th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Had no idea he had an autobiography!!! I read your snippets + saw his video teaser.. NOW I REALLY NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON A COPY. The book cover looks snazzy as well:D
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 15th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
the book itself is such a nerdgasm xD the title fits so well...
La Femme Crayola: Hot Fuzz backseat driver by lightningbirannlarimer on December 15th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Are the superhero stories the inspiration for the Simon Pegg graphic novel iPhone app?
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 15th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
jepp they are... I considered buying it too... but I wonder if it's too much then. I'm already a bit too fangirly about him and nick and I think I should relax a bit... still... the parts in the book are awesome so...
ARG we'll see... still have some money left to buy it...
maybe I should just read the book and hear the audio FIRST and then think about it again...
La Femme Crayola: Hot Fuzz want monkey want monkeyannlarimer on December 15th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
:D Understood. Don't worry, it's not gonna go anywhere.

I had no idea there was an audiobook. But I'm betting I can't d/l it in North America until the actual book is released here.
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 15th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
It's downloadable via itunes, and I guess also in north america.
La Femme Crayola: Hot Fuzz Japanannlarimer on December 15th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
It's not on audible. I'll check US iTunes when I get home. Thanks so much!
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 16th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm now at the half of the book, and he just explained where his affections for bromances come from :3

This.is.sooo.good.!
afullmargin: had me at helloafullmargin on December 17th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
Gah, I have been so waffling on getting the audiobook since I haven't been able to get the hardcover.

I'm normally really horrible about actually listening to audiobooks - I don't have chunks of time to listen so it gets kind of disjointed. Bah. You just convinced me.
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 17th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
You should hear him impersonating his french, female love interest in the fictional part...
I came up imagining her as a 6'5 high transvestite xDD
afullmargin: had me at helloafullmargin on December 19th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
*whimpers and beats the internet* Not on iTunes for me. Blargh.
ahaze333ahaze333 on December 20th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
you may search for the ebook on the internet, there's a way to download it... I think it's ok, because at least you tried, right?

Like the time I wanted to watch Scott pilgrim in cinema and there was not a single one that was playing it! so I ended up watching it at home... though I'm gonna get the DVD...
afullmarginafullmargin on December 21st, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm gonna keep looking. :)

I don't get to do the whole movie theater thing due to a combination of living in the middle of nowhere and having children. lol. I will eventually be getting the DVD.