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Author: Patton Oswalt Narrator: Patton Oswalt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442335486
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A hilarious memoir from one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertainment scene today.

Best known for his roles in the films Big Fan and Ratatouille, as well as the television hit The King of Queens, Patton has been amusing audiences for decades. Now, with Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, he offers a fascinating look into his most unusual and loveable mind.

Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from his childhood obsessions with Dungeons and Dragons, Edgar Allan Poe, and gifts from Grandma that had to be explained to a pitch-perfect depiction of an adolescence spent reading everyone from Beverly Cleary to Anthony Burgess. He remembers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing standup. Listeners are also treated to several graphic short stories and the book’s centerpiece, which posits that before all young creative minds have anything to write about, they will all hone in on one of three storylines: 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 delight 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

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 5/14/2011

    " An amazing book with Oswalt's humor and personality all through it. Think of it as short personal stories from his life, made funny and poinient. Its an absolute must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/11/2011

    " A bit too random and not funny. A few great chapters that I enjoyed, but overall, meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nini | 5/11/2011

    " I can't recommend this book enough...

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/9/2011

    " Wished the author had spent more time on his zombie, spaceship, wasteland thesis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/9/2011

    " Very good if you already know and like Patton Oswalt (from somewhere besides King of Queens or Ratatouille). But if not, this isn't the place to start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 5/4/2011

    " Yet another comedian whose book isn't nearly as entertaining as his comedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevie | 4/26/2011

    " I liked this, especially the autobiographical/memoir elements. The comedy fell a little flat to me. But I really loved the chapter about his job at the movie theater and his experience performing as a young man. "

About the Author

Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and New York Times bestselling author. He has released television specials and critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy Award-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series and he has held recurring character roles on many television shows. He has appeared in more than twenty films and has worked as a voice actor in King of Queens, Cartoon Network’s Robotomy, and the Disney animated film Ratatouielle.