‘Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: a book’ by Patton Oswalt is the #NewBookoftheWeek!

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Patton Oswalt (courtesy Gage Skidmore)

[Patton] 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.” – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Zombie-Spaceship-Wasteland/Patton-Oswalt/9781439149096#sthash.2KRsRgho.dpuf

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You can find a copy of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: a book on the “New Book Shelf” in Waterfield Library.

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