Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

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Written By: Patton Oswalt       
Narrated By: Patton Oswalt
Date: 03 January 2011
Duration: 03:33:00

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Fiction Comedy Satire & Parody

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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.

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Patton Oswalt

Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and writer, known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille (2007), playing multiple identical brothers, the Koenigs, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–17), and male Jesse in both seasons of Minecraft: Story Mode. Oswalt has appeared in six stand-up specials and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016).

Oswalt also starred in the comedy-drama film Big Fan (2009), appeared alongside Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011), the comedy series The Heart, She Holler (2011–2014), and currently narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present), stars in the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and voices the title character in the crime comedy series Happy! (2017–present).

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