Monday, June 20, 2011

Simon Pegg's Nerd Do Well, Review and Giveaway

Simon Pegg is right up there with Nerd royalty.  He's been the star of nerd classics like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead and is a genuine nerd himself with a Star Wars obsession.  Now he's written a memoir about both his real life, and the imaginary spy one in his head.  In Nerd Do Well you'll find out how Simon made his way from child, to geek, to successful actor.  His stories are full of self-deprecating charm and humor and are sure to leave you laughing.  You also get a separate story about Simon the spy and his trusty butler Canterbury on an adventure that's all in Simon's head, or is it?

The publisher has given me a copy of Nerd Do Well to give away to one lucky reader.  To enter, leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner next Tuesday, June 28th. (Open to residents of the US only.)

Congratulations to Jo Anna on scoring the free copy of Nerd Do Well!!

17 comments:

  1. If I don't win it, I'll certainly need to pick this up, or find an audiobook :P

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  2. Squeeeeeeeeeee! I want to read this so bad! I hope I can win it so I can do a review as well! Did you see him on Conan? High-larious!!!

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  3. I heard him on NPR this morning! Do want.

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  4. Like Simon, I fell in love with zombies after I watched 'Night of the Living Dead' as a child. I hope I win. I'm literate, sometimes funny, and have my MFA in creative writing, which means I put of my writing a lot by reading others'. Pick me, pick me, pretty please!

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  5. It's definitely on my list of books to pick up. Haven't seen him in a role I haven't liked yet.

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  6. I'm in love with Simon Pegg. What more of a reason do you need?

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  7. Have I mentioned that there's a zombie museum in Monroeville Mall? :))

    There's something incredibly charming and encouraging about Simon Pegg's vision of incorporating his own geeky obsessions into his work. I'm so pleased that the book is out in the US. :D

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  8. He was great on Conan and I love just about everything he does. Seems like a great guy to hang out with and have a few drinks.

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  9. Nerd royalty is exactly the right term! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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  10. Love his movies. And now I find out he is a star wars fan as well ! Excellent ... made my day!

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  11. You guys are going to LOVE this book! It really is like listening to him in an interview, which always leaves you laughing

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  12. Ooh, excitement! Fingers crossed for a win!

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  13. Make sure to listen to Ep100 of the Nerdist Podcast. They feature an hour-long interview with Simon Pegg.

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  14. I would like to win a thing! I love me some Simon Pegg!

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  15. Hope I win- Simon Pegg is great!

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  16. If I won, I would definitely do a review as well. Love Simon Pegg! I still remember last summer when he, Katie, and Nick all got possessed on Twitter. Hilarious.

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