Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

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Baker & Taylor
The comedian known for roles in such films as Ratatouille shares observations on such topics as Edgar Allan Poe, paying dues in the stand-up comedy circuit and the inevitable milestones of young creative minds.

& Taylor

Combines a memoir with humorous essays that share the comedian's observations on such topics as Edgar Allan Poe, paying dues in the stand-up comedy circuit, and the inevitable milestones of young creative minds.

Simon and Schuster
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.”

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439149089
Branch Call Number: Biography Os9o
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jul 07, 2012

Patton Oswalt in the tiny little fat guy that used to be on the sitcom "The King of Queens."
He is a pretty funny stand-up. There are some totally hilarious chapters, but there are many dead spots; at least for me,
This book is a 4 star for his fans, but a 3 star for all the rest of us.

Oct 12, 2011

This book is so easy to read! It's like a phone call from an old friend. I am connecting with ALL the words; every scenario is richly composed but with just a touch of aloofness that makes it amusing to me. Can I say, it is FUN to read!

Mar 07, 2011

I like Patton Oswalt's standup and appearances on other TV shows, but his book just didn't do it for me. Way too many TV show and book references, many of which I didn't know, so I didn't keep reading.

Feb 01, 2011

The funny parts of the book are few unfortunately. However, the parts that are funny are excellent.

Oswalt is a little too angsty/hipster for my liking but his prose is still fairly interesting to read.

It's a quick read so I would say go for it, but don't expect much.


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