Thursday, September 13, 2007

Might as well face it...

Kevin Smith, of Clerks and Dogma fame, has a really terrific blog that he updates fairly frequently. Many of the posts have been compiled into a book called "My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith." /end plug

In April of 2006, Smith was compelled to blog about his dear friend and co-star Jason Mewes, who struggled with and eventually overcame a serious drug addiction. Smith's telling of the story is sometimes sad, many times humorous and always very candid. While it takes some time to get through, it's a very fast read, as Smith's writing style, accompanied by the engaging story, will keep you riveted.

Me and My Shadow, Part 1
Me and My Shadow, Part 2
Me and My Shadow, Part 3
Me and My Shadow, Part 4
Me and My Shadow, Part 5
Me and My Shadow, Part 6
Me and My Shadow, Part 7
Me and My Shadow, Part 8
Me and My Shadow, Part 9 

I'm not a rabid Kevin Smith or Jason Mewes fan (although I have seen most of their films) and I don't have an history with or connection to drug addiction, but something about this story grabbed me and drew me in. I guess it's sort of inspirational, or hopeful, or I don't know what. Anyway, give it a read.

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