BOOK 135: MY BORING ASS LIFE: THE UNCOMFORTABLY CANDID DIARY OF KEVIN SMITH: KEVIN SMITH
Some of the sections of the book (from Wikipedia)
This is the second book composed of writings by filmmaker Kevin Smith, the first being Silent Bob Speaks.
Me and My Shadow
Of all the entries in the book, this section is the longest and probably most serious subject that Smith deals with: his friendship of Jason Mewes and the latter's massive drug addiction. It details his addiction during the filming of Dogma up to his sobriety.
(Mewes eventually relapsed and Smith hosted a weekly podcast to keep him sober)
The Original Idea For Mallrats
Lasting about nine pages, Smith talks about how he intended to have a much more elaborate opening prologue/credits scene for his sophomore film Mallrats. In this, T.S Quint, goes on a televised game show and loses after babbling for ages and giving the other team the answer to the question. An altercation with the team ensues, and he accidentally punches the show's host after the team captain ducks his head. According to Smith, the studio felt it was too long, ordered it to be cut, and replaced it with a smaller scene taking place at a party instead. However, that scene was later scrapped during post-production. Due to this setback, as well as some other scenes, including a Silent Bob masturbation joke, he was forced to excise from the script, he feels this hurt the movie's chances for a bigger box office reception. As in Evening With Kevin Smith, he revealed that while he removed the masturbation scene, a similar scene took place in a film released four years later: There's Something About Mary.