Books: The Zen of Zombie


I found this book on the bargain table at the bookstore just after Halloween. The gimmick is that it’s a self-help book which will teach you how to be a total bad-ass just like a zombie.

The Zen of Zombie

As most of you already know, zombies posses many enviable qualities:

  • Zombies know what they want (brains)
  • Zombies are not racist (will eat black brains as readily as white)
  • Zombies are above bribery (will eat rich and poor brains)
  • Zombies are relentless, will endure gunshots and keep on coming for your brains
  • Zombies do not succumb to in-fighting with other zombies
  • etc…

Anyhow, the book presents several exercises you can undertake to become more zombie-like, with the idea that someday, if you are lucky enough, you will be “reborn” as a zombie in the next life.

I’m pretty sure the book is meant to be funny, but some of the arguments are so well made, that you might actually mistake it for a real self-help book.

It’s pretty funny, and since some of the self-help advise isn’t half-bad, I give The Zen of Zombie 3 Jihadis out of 5.

3 Jihadis out of 5

4 thoughts on “Books: The Zen of Zombie

  1. OK, so, I was tickled by this concept, but a bit alarmed to discover, when I clicked through the book illustration, that this book is packaged together with a book called “Chicken Soup for the Soulless”–a philosophical guide for the undead?!?

    Chicken soup for the Soulless???

  2. The beauty of the pop-culture zombie, is that it is so versatile.

    Actually, I’ve read other books in the X and Philosophy series (Matrix, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings), and found them to be very nice. They are kind of like philosophy 101 with examples from pop culture that kids can actually relate to.

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