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The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead (Zen of Zombie Series) Paperback – October 17, 2007
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Nothing can compare to becoming a zombie as a way to helping yourself. Zombies are Zen, they are pure and do not deviate. We can all learn a great deal by studying everything there is to know about zombies and trying to emulate them. Well, except for the eating of brains part.
But the idea here is to have the focus, the raw determination, the lack of concern for minor or even major details. All of it must be disposed of in the face of complete zombification.
This book discussed the 24 habits of highly effective zombies (which are the only kind there is), which include such genuine gems as this: be adaptable, be your own boss, remember its just stuff, and digging a grave? You've got it made!
The book also gives you a twelve step plan to complete zombification in 90 days. How you conquer your fears (and make those who you have feared in the past now fear you), playing it cool, letting go of your ego, and being in the zombie zone are all just a portion of the wisdom imparted between these pages.
This is a rollicking good book that lacks all inhibitions. The author is wise to the ways of zombies and plays it to the hilt here. He takes great pleasure in driving his point home with heaping handfuls of gruesome advice that had me laughing and nodding in agreement the whole way along.
If you are looking for a good laugh and an excellent self help guide at the same time, look no further, The Zen of Zombie is your answer.
"W-w-well, is it serious?"
"Oh, no. It's a joke. Totally."
She picked up the book and started flipping through it.
"No, there's a lot in here that's pretty serious. I think it's humorous, but serious."
So I moaned "bbbrrrrrrraaaaaaains", lurched forward (slowly, of course) and bit her on the scalp. She laughed and left (my biting style needs work), thus not irritating me any more! Acting like a zombie really did help me achieve what I wanted! Thanks, The Zen of Zombie!
Recommended. Now I'm off to eat some brains to boost my protein intake.
The second half of the book was about how to undergo zombification yourself, and was just as boring as the first half. I understand that zombies are the new flavor of the month, and this author has managed to jump on the bandwagon and screw a few people out of their hard earned cash, myself, unfortunately included.
If you are looking for an entertaining zombie read, then look to Max Brooks, his two zombie books were MUCH better.
Don't listen to all the slander of the media, saying that zombies are mindless creatures who must be destroyed. Zombies are to be envied. Their extreme focus and drive is often mistaken for mindlessness. Don't you wish you could go after something as intently as a zombie going after brains? Zombies have it worse than any other group. What other group gets attacked, verbally and physically, instantly without any repercussions? Zombies don't let this get them down.
Scott Kenemore is hilarious. Every page is funny and stays to the point. I learned about how I can apply his theory to many situations in my life: in my job, my love life, and my life in general. I have never read a book where being a zombie or zombie-like was a positive. He covered all types of zombies: slow moving, higher functioning, fast moving, etc. My favorite part of the book is when he reasoned that Jesus is a zombie. I know many people might be offended by this, but it's really funny. Have a sense of humor about your faith once in a while. Plus he has a point.
The Zen of Zombie is a great addition to anyone's zombie library. I would recommend this to anyone with a sense of humor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. It's hilariously funny, tongue-in-cheek humor, and at the same time it makes sense.Published 8 months ago by Lorilyn Tenney
Interesting, somewhat satirical take on how the life of a zombie is actually pretty zen.Published 9 months ago by J
Kenemore's take on a self-help book was actually not as bad as one might think. I've read other books by Kenemore and honestly didn't really like them, but this was something... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Delta Stet
This was a great bathroom book. Found in a friend's can, I probably could've amused myself with a few chapters. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stephen Kozeniewski
"The Zen of Zombie" pokes fun at the ridiculousness of most self-help systems. Very entertaining and very easy to read.Published 24 months ago by R. F. Lake
He is into this stuff. I got it a long time ago and everything is fine but now zombie apocalypse so I am wondering if I should have got him some socks or something more useful.Published on February 3, 2014 by GreatSlor
I chose this book to be four stars because it is a great book with great ideas as well. Definitely something to read as soon as possible.Published on January 4, 2014 by Daniel j. Boyer
I love zombies and humor and self-help, so I thought this would be perfect. Unfortunately, it barely made me chuckle and was about as deep as a bottle cap. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Briana Blair