Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well - Simon Pegg Simon Pegg writes just as I expected him to and reading this books is almost like sitting down and listening to an interview with him. It's funny, has a conversational tone, and a random hard-boiled sci-fi thing thrown in just for kicks. That said, I didn't finish it. I don't know if I'm really just not in the mood for a memoir or if the manic, skipping around simply didn't appeal to me. I read the first 100 pages or so and kind of flipped through the rest. It kind of seems like this conversation might have happened:

Somebody: Simon Pegg, you should write a memoir
Simon: Uhmmm... ok.
Somebody: Great!
Simon: I don't really know what to write about.
Somebody: Well, just write whatever pops into your head. Make sure it's about you and your life, and we'll publish it.
Simon: OK.

In fact, I think he admits several times in the book that he doesn't really know what he's meant to be writing about.

It's worth picking up, I think it's also probably worth putting down again.