Thursday, May 26, 2011

Giveaway! "Nerd Do Well" by Simon Pegg (U.S. Only)

I don't typically do autobiographies as giveaways, but when the people at Gotham Books asked if I was interested in doing a giveaway for Simon Pegg's new book, Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming a Big Kid, I knew I had to make an exception. Pegg is one of those guys who seems to get geek mindset because he lives it. ~And he was in Shaun of the Dead.

The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek.

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having landed on the U.S. movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead, his enduring appeal and rise to movie star with a dedicated following 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, dotted with a cast of memorable characters, and you're rooting for him all the way.

Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once the contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Thursday June 9th. No multiple entries-- all multiple entries will be disqualified. Open in the U.S. only.

Good luck.

**Contest Closed**

1 comment:

Budd said...

cool, you forgot to mention his awesome show "Spaced."