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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

A Book by Patton Oswalt

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Widely known for his roles in the films Big Fan and Ratatouille, as well as the television hit The King of Queens, Patton Oswalt—a staple of Comedy Central—has been amusing audiences for decades. Now, with Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, he offers a fascinating look into his most unusual, and lovable, mindscape.

Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch. Then there’s the book’s centerpiece, which posits that before all young creative minds have anything to write about, they will home in on one of three story lines: zom­bies, spaceships, or wastelands.

Oswalt chose wastelands, and ever since he has been mining our society’s wasteland for perversion and excess, pop culture and fatty foods, indie rock and single-malt scotch. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland is an inventive account of the evolution of Patton Oswalt’s wildly insightful worldview, sure to indulge his legion of fans and lure many new admirers to his very entertaining “wasteland.”

Customer Reviews

Genius.....

As expected. Thanks Patton.

Definitely for a fan

Although I found this book amazingly hilarious, I don't recommend this to ANYONE looking for a joke book or a transcript of a comedy central special. Great, interesting piece of work but much shorter than I was hoping for. Literally a 1 hour read through.

Read this book

This book was surprisingly poignant and entertaining. I feel like I learned a lot but don't trust that what I learned was true.

-Gunnar

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: Jan 04, 2011
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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