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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.” Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Patton Oswalt…is one of those rare performers whose material translates into any medium without losing its sharpness— including, for the first time, print…It is well worth it to join him on his odyssey.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Sharp storytelling and sardonic wit…Oswalt populates these stories with expertly drawn characters, and infuses them with a limitless supply of cultural references and deft turns of phrase.”

    Boston Globe

  • "A very funny book by the Funniest Man Alive.” 


  • “Perfect—I can describe Patton’s book the same way I describe his stand up--brilliant and prolific, I am slackjawed, amazed, and left feeling both inspired and fraudulent.”

    Sarah Silverman

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 5/22/2011

    " Again, like I say with all comedian memoirs--not so much a memoir as an essay collection. But a good one! I love Oswalt, and I think, like him, I'm a wasteland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trey | 5/21/2011

    " The autobiographical sections were much better than the fictional interludes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kurt | 5/17/2011

    " Not the usual Patton hilarity, but still a good read. Borrow, don't buy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 5/14/2011

    " The list of "By the same author" books made me laugh out loud and buy the book. The rest of the book didn't hit me as hard but was a nice, fast, amusing read. "

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