Recently, I was in a bookstore and my eye was caught by a book with the name Kevin Smith printed on the spine. Naturally this intrigued me, as I have a lot of respect and admiration for Kevin Smith. He is a filmmaker who has not only made great flicks, but he's imparted a lot of great advice to aspiring artists during his various public Q&A's.
Little did I know that the advice given thus far was only the tip of the iceberg.
I picked up the book, titled Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat Lazy Slob Who Did Good, and god damn was it a great read. Not only is the book hysterical and fun, but it is quite possibly the most encouraging text I could have ever read. I am currently in the process of applying to graduate schools for film, in the attempt to really jump start my career. However, as is felt by many artists, there are times when I'm inundated by doubt.
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