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198 of 218 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll feel smarter than the dope sitting next to you when you read this book, that poor sucker.
You Might Be a Zombie consists of some of the best, wittiest, and most well written pieces from Cracked.com and combines them in something that people before the internet used to refer to as a "book." While the idea may sound foreign and strange to some, the concept really works, as the words along with some pretty pictures (from some renowned internet cartoonists) fit...
Published on December 28, 2010 by jekelish

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inaccuracies?
While the book is funny and informative, the fact that they identified Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota rather than South Dakota kinda lost it for me right from the start. If the publication can't get a simple, easily-researched fact like this correct, how much of the technical data must one take with a grain of salt?
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198 of 218 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll feel smarter than the dope sitting next to you when you read this book, that poor sucker., December 28, 2010
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This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
You Might Be a Zombie consists of some of the best, wittiest, and most well written pieces from Cracked.com and combines them in something that people before the internet used to refer to as a "book." While the idea may sound foreign and strange to some, the concept really works, as the words along with some pretty pictures (from some renowned internet cartoonists) fit beautifully on the pages of this fantastic work.

You'll laugh a lot, and probably cringe even more when you read through the nearly 300 pages of this handy dandy guide that pretty much ruins everything you ever held dear by pointing out the ways in which you were lied to over the years, while also forming a new appreciation for people like Teddy Roosevelt, who rumor has it once bench pressed the White House after an all night bender. A definite must read for anyone who enjoys laughter, and if you don't enjoy laughter, well, there's probably an Ingmar Bergman film festival playing somewhere that would better suit you. But buy this book first anyway.

Warning: this book boasts so much awesomeness that just by reading it, you could become pregnant. Even if you're a dude.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Have Been Warned, December 30, 2010
This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
Wow. Now I have been reading Cracked articles online for some time now, and it never ceases to give some guffaws, leading people around me to wonder exactly what I am doing. Now it's just in book form. Furthermore, the fact that the majority of these articles were written by ordinary (but hilarious) people like you or me astounds me even more. How these people find the stuff to back it up, which by the way is all true (except maybe the Jesus one...), I shall always wonder. But thank you, Cracked, for making my world a more truthful and fulfilling place.
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57 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracked, the rich man's Mad, December 30, 2010
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If you're a fan of Cracked, joy or the laughter of infants, you'll probably be smiling ear to ear all the way through this book. The articles walk that very delicate balance of being both laugh out loud at inappropriate occasions humour and the knowledge to actually allow the reader to come away better informed. This book's a great pick up for anybody who just wants to have fun. All the Cracked writers have distinct voices and that makes for a varied read, despite all the articles sticking to a list format.

There's just a ton of material here. Along with the new articles there's also a large collection of older, beloved, material to be had for long time readers to reread and for newbies to discover. This is just a damned good value.

This book is golden, so please, buy it.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, cracked?, March 21, 2011
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I bought this book for my mother. She only read the title. She is now convinced that everyone is a zombie and wants us both to go to Zombie Camp, which apparently exists. I am frankly not sure if that's a de-zombifying camp or if it is a camp promoting zombie pride, but either way, who wants to go to camp with your mother? This book has ruined my life!

Nonetheless, 5 stars, as objectively speaking it's quite well-written.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!, December 30, 2010
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Cracked.com, THE best online comedy site, has done it again. This book made me laugh, it made me cry, it was much better than Cats.

18 brand new articles. All new illustrations. Even the credits at the end of the book were funny. If you're a fan of Cracked.com, you will automatically love this book too - it will give you hours and hours of enjoyment (unless you are a slow reader, then it may give you days or months of enjoyment). If you have yet to discover the amazing wonder that is Cracked.com, I suggest that you buy this book, then go directly to the site to get a small taste of what's coming your way. You will not be disappointed.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny and in between laughs you learn a thing or two, January 11, 2011
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I didn't know much about cracked, but my friend swears by it. I just finished reading the book and I really enjoyed it. It was very funny, but the most surprising part was how much I learned. If you're looking for something that'll make you laugh and keep your attention, check it out.
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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny - doesn't let Cracked fans down, December 29, 2010
This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
I have been a Cracked.com fan and thought uh-oh, a book. Is that a sell out? will it be lame? It's great. And picking up a hard copy yesterday to help with the airport hell that awaits me in traveling this holiday season, I know that screaming babies and flight delays will be more bearable. It's great to have if you don't have Internet access and need a fix of Cracked. I loved it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!, January 10, 2011
This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
Amazing book by my favorite comedy site! Michael Swaim wrote 3 of the articles and I am absolutely in love with any project he is a part of. This book also works well to leave next to the commode!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gasping for air, can't BREATHE funny!, January 4, 2011
This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
This is one of the most LAUGHT OUT LOUD books I have EVER EVER read... PLEASE buy this book for your teenager if they don't like to read because even though it has some "naughty" words in it, it is absolutely, positively GUARANTEED to be read from COVER TO COVER and perhaps start a trend... (of reading) that is... I bought the iBook edition just this morning in my iPad and I thought my husband and I were going to crash into a bridge abutment as I read it to him as he was driving up in Natick, MA this morning... I am ordering a paperback copy for my kids so they can read it aloud to their buddies...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inaccuracies?, June 25, 2013
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David T Kruchowski (Rapid City, SD United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts (Paperback)
While the book is funny and informative, the fact that they identified Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota rather than South Dakota kinda lost it for me right from the start. If the publication can't get a simple, easily-researched fact like this correct, how much of the technical data must one take with a grain of salt?
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