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Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released four TV specials and four critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series. Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young Adult, Big Fan, and Ratatouille. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released four TV specials and four critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series. Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young Adult, Big Fan, and Ratatouille. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Readers expecting sf might find themselves lost in space with this latest effort from author-cum-actor-cum-comedian Oswalt (The Brannock Doom). His work defies the conventional notion of fiction with a potpourri of memoirs, script notes, poems, comic strips, a wine list, whimsical greeting cards, American history, and diary entries. In fact, it's nothing short of a postmodern update of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. There's no connection between chapters, yet parallels can be drawn among the miscellany. For example, the act of cheating a theater manager by a teenager in a chapter titled "Ticket Booth" is echoed in a later chapter titled "The Victory Tour" about an agent doing the same to one of his clients. Readers will find Oswalt's narrative innovative and humorous, one laced with clever comments on life. Verdict Those looking for a coherent story may not find this their cup of tea. For more adventurous minds, Margo Channing's quote from the film All About Eve may be applied here: "Fasten your seatbelt; it's going to be a bumpy night." But what a ride!-Victor Or, Surrey P.L. & North Vancouver City Lib., B.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"I don't know what's sharper, Oswalt's brains or Oswalt's tongue."

--Sarah Vowell


"I have impeccable taste, and I only converse with the following three: God, the Devil, and Patton Oswalt. All three have opened for me. This book is a funny tragedy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll convert to Pattonism. If you do not love this book, remember, I know where you live in your mother's basement."

--Harlan Ellison


"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


"Patton Oswalt is among the funniest on-stage talking humans I am aware of, so it annoys me deeply that he is also an incredibly talented writer. It annoys me, but it does not surprise me. Every sentence in this book is funny (except for the sad ones), but it also brims with Oswalt-ian smarts and surprising poignancy."

--John Hodgman

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