Simon Pegg, author of Nerd Do Well, on tour June 2011

Posted By on March 14, 2011

About Nerd Do Well

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.

About Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author.  Best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Spaced, he also played young Scotty in Star Trek.  Simon lives in London with his wife and daughter.  This is his first book.

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Simon Pegg’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Friday, June 3rd:  GeekDad

Monday, June 6th: We Be Reading

Wednesday, June 8th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, June 9th: Lit and Life

Friday, June 10th:  Nerds in Babeland

Monday, June 13th: The 3 R’s Blog

Tuesday, June 14th: HeGeekSheGeek

Wednesday, June 15th: Life in the Thumb

Thursday, June 16th:  Simply Stacie

Friday, June 17th:  GeekMom

Monday, June 20th:  Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White

Tuesday, June 21st: Total Fan Girl

Wednesday, June 22nd: A Library of My Own

Thursday, June 23rd:  Well Read Wife

Friday, June 24th:  Acting Balanced

Friday, July 1st: Chaotic Compendiums


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