Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence eBook ↠ Kick Me

Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence eBook ↠ Kick Me

Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence ❴BOOKS❵ ✭ Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence Author Paul Feig – Written in side splitting and often cringe inducing detail Paul Feig takes you in a time machine to a world of bombardment by dodge balls ill fated prom dates hellish school bus rides and other aspect Written in side splitting Adventures in PDF ´ and often cringe inducing detail Paul Feig takes you in a time machine to a world of bombardment by dodge balls ill Kick Me ePUB Ò fated prom dates hellish school bus rides and other aspects of public school life that will keep you laughing in recognition and occasionally sighing in relief that Me Adventures in Kindle Ñ you aren’t him Kick Me is a nostalgic trip for the inner geek in all of us.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence
  • Paul Feig
  • English
  • 05 January 2015
  • 9780609809433

About the Author: Paul Feig

Paul S Feig born Adventures in PDF ´ September is an American director actor and author Feig directed the Oscar nominated film Bridesmaids featuring Kristen Wiig and Kick Me ePUB Ò Melissa McCarthy Feig directed The Heat also starring McCarthy and Sandra BullockHe created the critically acclaimed show Freaks and Geeks and has directed several episodes of The Me Adventures in Kindle Ñ Office and Arrested Development; plus select episode.

10 thoughts on “Kick Me Adventures in Adolescence

  1. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    In a fluke moment of inspiration young Paul Feig composes a mildly clever humorous poem about a knight with wardrobe difficulties Both his teacher and classmates all of whom usually hate his guts react positively to it instilling the belief in Feig that everything he writes from here on out can't help but be raw unaffected genius And of course his next poem is incoherent and awful and everyone hates him again That's the kind of embarrassing school days anecdote that's funny to look back on In sixth grade homeroom I put on a puppet show about safety starring a sueaky voiced character I made out of a pillowcase and a balloon named Blue Boo and uite unexpectedly my every word and action was met with uproarious laughter I spent the rest of my middle school career failing to capture that magic putting on one forced horrifically unfunny puppet show after another Devastating at the time funny now I still have that pillowcase mouldering in a drawer somewhere Fuckin' Blue BooWhen the humiliation is the result of Feig's naive nature and active fantasy life it's funny and charming Otherwise there's really no way to make physical attacks and relentless verbal cruelty all that funny or enjoyable to read Unless you were a bully once yourself and you'd like to relive the thrills of torturing people weaker than yourself in which case by all means pick it up That way maybe retroactive guilt will consume you and you'll buy a gun and blow your brains out Wouldn't that be great Scott Clukey? I mean nameless reader?

  2. Mike Mike says:

    Teenage angst and nerdy anger is one thing and can be funny intentional or not but there's a mean even in retrospect element to the narrative of one or two stories that is unnerving What's left is like Freaks and Geeks awesome without the tiny dose of the Wonder Years that show had Feig gives us that tiny dose at the end of his book but I think it is too late We're already hoping he gets his ass kicked gets a backbone or just grows up already At some point I stopped rooting for him when the adult narrator seemed to be bullying others in hindsight Or maybe I'm weary and scarred by the harrowing embarrassment of these stories and emptied of any empathetic reserves by the time Feig describes his scathing reaction to his junior prom date's appearanceJust read a good review on goodreads by Crystal who describes the childhood stories as compelling than the adolescent ones that's when I started to fade in my enthusiasm here too

  3. Joyce Joyce says:

    From the director of Bridesmaids this memoir is radioactively hilarious

  4. Wes Locher Wes Locher says:

    Paul Feig's Kick Me was a difficult read for me Maybe it was the emotional pain I felt for the author as he took me through 12 years of pain torture girl problems abuse by his classmates and myriad awkward experiences Or maybe it was because I relived my entire childhood through this bookRegardless of how I felt I actually couldn't put it down and read it cover to cover in under 24 hours It's good to know that I'm not the only one to suffer at the hands of abusive classmates and teachers or to grow up being completely mystified by the fairer sexLike all great humor writers Feig was able to take those character building experiences and put them out there where he and the rest of us could get a fantastic laugh from them Through his stories we're also able to laugh at ourselvesHighly recommended reading for any male who suffered his through school at one point or another

  5. Tina Tina says:

    I really enjoy Paul Feig's work Freaks and Geeks The Office Bridesmaids so I thought this book would be a slam dunk It was notHe's a good writer it's not that The book started out with childhood stories from his experience growing up in Michigan that I could identify with Then his recollections of being bullied got and tragic and even the humor he attempted to inject didn't dull the horror And then the he talked about his uirks and beliefs as a child the less I felt sorry for him I was bullied as a kid too but man Paul really invited a lot of bullying with his behavior When he got to the story of his first date he sounded like such a judgmental asshole both now and as a child that I wanted to kick his ass myselfI wouldn't recommend this to anyone

  6. Kristen Kristen says:

    You may know Paul Feig as the creator of Freaks and Geeks possibly the finest television show ever made In Kick Me Feig describes a series of painfully embarrassing events from his middle and high school years It's an engaging book and offers some fascinating back story to many events and themes that made their way into the show But while Freaks and Geeks usually offers a bit of redemption to even the most obnoxious characters Feig's memoir portrays a world that is considerably bleaker for a weird teenage boy Sure this book is pretty funny but it's also kind of disturbing

  7. Katherine Katherine says:

    Adolescence is something that we all tackle in a lifetime just as we tackle childhood and battle adulthood however this confusing time between the two can be confusing enlightening and scary especially for a young Paul Feig as read in this book As a girl I can say I don't really know what the life of an adolescent boy is like I couldn't tell you what runs through their mind when they dance with a crush at a school formal are dressed up as an elf for a school play or get picked on However Kick Me is enlightening and funny as the author retells accounts of his childhood These recounts are displayed in a sense of honesty not often seen in books directed to young people Feig makes his writing relatable through this level of honesty providing opportunities to laugh and gasp as the pages turn However after a while the book begins to draw on As a big fan of Feig's 90's television show Freaks and Geeks I almost wish the book could meet the same level of satisfaction as the show does By the end of the book I found myself reading to read with the slight spurts of hilarity few and far apart I commend the blatant honesty but the ride through adolescence turned out to be a long one I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a book filled with awkward uirky and relatable moments that could bring them back to their days in school

  8. Roberto Roberto says:

    This was light and funny and painfully honest i especially loved the part where Paul in third grade unwittingly writes a poem about a knight which makes his class laugh then tries to write an artsy follow up which falls on its ass 'Words started coming into my head and I wrote them as I heard them secure in the genius of each' In one chapter he writes about trying on his mum's clothes and being attracted to himself as a girl 'I began wishing that somehow I could come out of the mirror and date myself' It's all kind of endearing and horrible and vital in that it genuinely takes you back to what it is like being a kid the actual thought processes that go on that are ridiculous and yet strangely logical at the time like being grossed out by everything and being convinced you had talent But it also takes you back to what cruel pricks kids can be and how soul destroying school is which is less funny The final chapter about taking his next door neighbour to the Prom is really lovely though after all that trauma and dorkiness

  9. Amanda Amanda says:

    Feig's childhood seemed to be painfully awkward At times the stories were funny but as they progressed I found myself becoming bored and just wanting to get to the end I also found that the stories were nothing new they seemed to be archetypical of stories of childhood It made me wonder if all these things happened as Feig depicts them or whether they have become exaggerated to fit a stereotypical story of gym class bus riding or going to the prom All the same the book had amusing moments and certainly gave me a little insight into how boys develop There are people I would recommend the book to and others I would suggest to avoid it On a final note I think the Adventures in Adolescence is a misnomer Only a small portion of the book actually covers Feig's adolescence The bulk of the book covers his grade school years

  10. Erin Beckwith Erin Beckwith says:

    This book has been on my to read list for nearly 10 years since a friend recommended it when I was around age 17 and loving the television show Freaks and Geeks created by the author What I expected was a gut wrenchingly hilarious laugh out loud funny cleverly crafted memoir of Paul Feig's youth Instead he describes bitter memories in a voice that while sometimes humorously sarcastic was much bland and serious that I had in mind Being surrounded by Sarah Vowell and David Sedaris books begging to be read I had to put this down unfinished I don't plan to pick it up again but I will still and forever unabashedly love Freaks and Geeks along with all the other things Feig has done in screen medium

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