Free Read [Contemporary Book] ↠ Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse - by James Breakwell ✓

By James Breakwell | Comments: ( 955 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

It s not easy being a parent these days There are bills to pay Kids to feed And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay.There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy Millennials That s hell onIt s not easy being a parent these days There are bills to pay Kids to feed And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay.There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy Millennials That s hell on earth, even without the zombies.Only Dead on the Inside is the answer for the rest of us.Written by professional comedy writer and amateur father of four James Breakwell XplodingUnicorn , Only Dead on the Inside blends traditional parenting advice with zombie survival tips, bringing together two totally unrelated genres in a book no one asked for but everyone needs.This step by step manual teaches you how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead Motivated moms and dads want it all, and that won t change at the end of the world There s no reason you can t be a zombie killing machine AND parent of the year, but you have to work for it.If you want to make sure your family is apocalypse ready, Only Dead on the Inside is your best and only chance at survival No pressure, but if you don t read this book, your children will die.

  • Title: Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Author: James Breakwell
  • ISBN: 9781786493422
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

James Breakwell

James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages seven and under He is best known for his family humor Twitter account XplodingUnicorn, which boasts than 950,000 followers The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dads on social media.Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA Today, US Weekly, The Daily Mail, Metro, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Upworthy, The Chive, Bored Panda, 9gag, College Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and internet outlets Pictures of his smiling girls have been displayed in newspapers as far away as India His articles have appeared in Reader s Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen He has been a guest multiple times on HLN s The Daily Share.Closer Magazine named James its 2016 Blogger Dad of the Year In 2017, he was a finalist for a Shorty Award in the parenting category.James writes than just family jokes His Star Wars parody account VeryLonelyLuke went viral in December 2015 and now has than 350,000 followers Combined with James verified Facebook page, Instagram account, and other various comedy Twitter accounts, James has a total reach of than 1.5 million followers He also draws than a million combined monthly page views through his three daily webcomics, Unbelievably Bad, Unfridgeworthy, and Wombat Dojo.On the publishing front, James is scheduled to release his first book with BenBella Books in October 2017 Only Dead on the Inside A Parent s Guide for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a mash up of a traditional parenting advice book and a zombie survival guide, bringing together two totally unrelated genres in a comedy book no one asked for but everyone needs.James is represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group He is open to advertising and writing inquiries.

Comments Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    This was absolutely fatally fantastically sarcastic. And that's all you really need out of life, OK? It's by the famous twitter account @XplodingUnicorns which is so so ridiculously funny and the book is just as good! Better! Because no tweet limit!+ No you don't need to be a parent to love this! I thought it was going to be a parenting book with a lot of zombie metaphors. Which makes sense right? Parents must be zombies because they never sleep and live on coffee, and after about the first two [...]

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    The "Before you get your panties in a twit disclaimer."I heart some James Breakwell. I don't follow him on the Twatter because I ain't got time to figure that stuff out, but I do stalk him on Facebook. And the guy is funny as heckd classy.When I saw that he was putting out a book I immediately peed my pants. Then began to wonder if he would take the tried method of many bloggers that put out a book and just recycle his already pubbed works. Mads props to him though, he went his on way.And it's n [...]

  • Trish

    I stumbled upon this a few days ago. The author is "a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls". After discovering the book, I googled him, found his Twitter account and could barely stop myself from spending actual hours reading about this man's family life. Seriously, the conversations parents apparently have with kids the age of 2-8 are HILARIOUS and James Breakwell doesn't seem to have a problem with sharing those any more than with sharing what other people might consider [...]

  • Sarah TheAromaofBooks

    Here's the thing, I really don't like zombie stuff; I think it's stupid at best and disgusting at worst.  I'm also not a parent.  But I do follow James Breakwell on Twitter, and he consistently makes me giggle basically every day.  So when he said he was publishing a book, I felt like the least I could do was pay him $12 because even if the book was terrible, well, there are all those times he's made me laugh without charging me a cent.However, I needn't have worried, because Only Dead on th [...]

  • Mkittysamom

    **First I have to tell you I got this from Netgalley in exchange for a review.**Next I want to tell you I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE LAUGHED SO MUCH WHILE READING A BOOK THAT IS MARKETED IN THE HUMOR, ZOMBIE, OR PARENTING GENRE!!! This book is a big ray of sunshine!! Someone actually gets the real day today grind of parenting! The ups the downs, the laughs just everything!! I cannot gush enough about James Breakwell's unique sense of humor! He is a genius and a fresh new voice in a saturated zombie g [...]

  • Marjolein

    Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes Disclaimer: I'm not a parent and I've been reading this book to make sure I can take any advantage necessary should the zombie-apocalypse arrive. Which is exactly why I can't share any of it with you. ;) Only Dead on the Inside takes a funny turn from your usual survival guides, adding in a lot of sections on children, while mainly complaining about them but in a funny way. However, there even seemed to be some sound advice in there. I was unaware of [...]

  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘

    As a parent I absolutely loved this book and will cherish its wisdom in the event of a zombie crisis so I can keep my kids safe, lol. I plan to stock up on legos and jacks to sprinkle around the floor so they really can be used as a defense mechanism but I draw the line at getting a minivan. I have REFUSED for years to be a Minivan Mom, I’ll stick to my SUV.It really is very tongue in cheek while providing survival tips but it somehow still came off as a good parenting book which I didn’t ex [...]

  • Alice Teets

    Hilarious tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse while attempting to raise the hope for the future. This made me laugh out loud because as a mom I could see all of this happening! Fans of The Walking Dead and Family Circus will love this.I was given this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Eustacia Tan

    If you don't follow James Breakwell on Twitter, you should go do so. He's hilarious and I really love reading his tweets - I don't go on twitter often so I kinda "binge read" when I'm there which is often. So when I saw that he had a book on NetGalley I immediately requested it and put it on the front of my TBR list.And luckily, it lived up to expectations!I mean, a book is a lot longer than 140 characters. I wouldn't have been surprised if it ran out of steam halfway. But Breakwell did an excel [...]

  • Bettie Campbell

    It is funny. It even made me laugh audibly at some points. My husband came home at the very end and now he has an even better "let's get a minivan" argument. We still aren't getting a minivan. The umbrella stroller will just have to be enough to save us. In a world saturated with zombie books and adaptions, this book has relevance. The author touches on a subject largely glossed over. What do you do when you have a whiney four year old and your neighbors want to eat you? If you aren't a parent-- [...]

  • A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog

    Only Dead on the Inside is a hilarious guide for parents on how to keep your kids and yourself alive during the Zombie Apocalypse. It's a light, fun read that any parent will find relatable.The book is quick paced and filled with charts and comic strips to illustrate pointers on survival. They kept my attention and interest as well as giving me a good laugh. The idea of umbrella strollers as weapons really cracked me up!This is James Breakwell's debut book, and it was fabulous! For a daily dose [...]

  • Victoria Spicer-stuart

    *Thanks to NetGalley and BenBella Books for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.* Fans of James Breakwell will be familiar with his quirky take on fatherhood from his regular tweets as @XplodingUnicorn. Breakwell is a husband, father of four daughters and a pig. 'Only Dead on the Inside' is, I believe, his first venture into the world of book publishing. Ostensibly, Only Dead is a how-to guide for parents wishing to survive the eminent zombie apocalypse. The novel, like Breakwell [...]

  • Leissa Kimball

    This book was full of fun, funny, yet realistic survival advice. "Fields will turn into giant, unkempt yards full of tall grasses, weeds, and hidden zombies. Avoid these at all costs. They’re the perfect place to lose a child or a Frisbee." Great for those who believe the zombie apocalypse may happen some day, but funny enough for anyone who has ever known a child to understand. I highly recommend this book!

  • Mary McFarlane

    This was actually pretty good. When I first preordered this book it was when I just had heard about James Breakwell and I was all about his kids and tweets and while yes I do still read them daily I was a little worried about a whole book. Reading this I could hear his voice like he was reading it to me and that just made it better. I laughed out loud on my lunch break reading this and I would have finished it earlier but Thursday night football was on. I'm very glad I read this book

  • Kelly Tse

    Breakwell, known as @xplodingunicorn​ on both Tumblr and Twitter (and other social media sites), is the father of 4 adorably devious children. I love reading his tweets about his kids, so I was pretty excited to read his book about parenting during the zombie apocalypse. It’s a mix of humorous and practical (and sometimes not-so-practical) advice, and a refreshing take on the typical zombie-survival-guide book.I appreciated the comparison charts with pros and cons for certain categories such [...]

  • Jennifer

    I love reading James Breakwell's tweets. When I found out he was writing a book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks to NetGalley, I didn't have to wait long. Zombies have become the in thing, which I find a little weird, but, pair that with incredible humor, and suddenly I'm okay with the whole zombie thing. This isn't your normal zombie book. There's a twist. How do you survive the zombie apocalypse when you have kids that you should really try to keep alive. Suddenly, all the things [...]

  • Nate Morse

    Advance Review Copy.Pretty funny book about how us parents can use our skills to survive the zombie apocalypse in spite of our kids. Comes with helpful tips such as using kids toys scattered about the floor as a zombie intruder defense and a passionate argument for why the Minivan is the ultimate survival vehicle. This is geared toward parents with elementary school aged kids, but would probably make a good gift for a new dad who is a fan of The Walking Dead. Only downside I had was formatting f [...]

  • Figgy

    Review to come. I have long loved this man's twitter feed, and anything about zombies is a sure win for me. And, to be sure, this does bring that sense of humour to the idea of raising children while surrounded by zombies. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments, and things with which people who have or work with kids will be able to relate. But the seesaw between being entirely spoofy and offering potentially real advice was at times a little hard to balance, and while I loved the first t [...]

  • JG

    I follow the author on twitter and I find his day to day experience with child rearing quite funny. This book is an extension of that although it does take a bit of imagination to equate zombie attacks and raising his children. Still, it was funny enough that it's worthwhile entertaining read. Fans will definitely like it!*ARC provided thru NetGalley&

  • Davianna

    FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEWHilarious and witty! Although I'm not a parent myself, I found James's point of view on kids downright hilarious (and kind of true). I never thought I'd read a book about zombies AND parenting and I am not disappointed. I loved his pro/cons lists as well as his "diaper cash" theory. I recommend this book for parents and not-parents who love the walking dead and zombies in general. There's literally nothing to hate in this humor [...]

  • Panda Incognito

    Usually, when Internet sensations publish books, everyone sighs and mumbles about how these stars were better suited to their original medium. This is not the case with James Breakwell, otherwise known as Exploding Unicorn. His tweets about everyday interactions with his wife and children are terrific, but this book shows how much the brevity of social media curtails this man's humor. Like his tweets, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, but even more so, because there's space for comedy to build. [...]

  • Katie Robinson

    This was (unsurprisingly) hilarious. I particularly like chapter 12 and the extensive rant about mini vans. I'm not even a parent, but James Breakwell's sense of humour is worth the read. I alternated between the book and the audiobook--he narrates it and I found that particularly enjoyable. The comics in the book were funny, too, definitely his signature style. If you already follow him on twitter, you know what to expect: 🤣

  • Megan (ReadingRover)

    Witty and funny but got a bit repetitive after a bit. Audiobook was amusing. Might have been more fun to read in print because of the charts and illustrations.

  • Shanti

    This was mildly entertaining, but generally had a feeling of trying to hard. Like his twitter, the writing is often chopping, lacking the transitions which make good writing flow. It works on twitter, but it doesn't work in a book. And I just don't care about twitter. This was an okay way to sped some time, and it's not like I resent it, but still not that interesting or clever, alas.

  • Emi Bevacqua

    I picked this book to read even though I have no interest whatsoever in Zombie Apocalypse, because I think the author James Breakwell is hilarious on the intertubes. I can't disparage anything Zombie Apocalypse because I knew by the title that that's what this book was going to be about, and I chose to read it anyways. So I will say it is quite an accomplishment to have filled an entire book about parenting around a Zombie Apocalypse; it must have required a great investment of time, thought and [...]

  • Ana

    So I have no kids. I'm not really the biggest zombie fan, either. So WHY am I reading a Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse? Well, James Breakwell is hilarious. I like his page on Facebook and am usually cracking up at his sarcasm, or that of this female dominated home. A sassy wife & 4 little girls that are going that same way. This book made me laugh, and I didn't have to relate it at all for this to happen.Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC.

  • Erikka

    I love Exploding Unicorn and his amazing adventures with his four daughters that he chronicles on Twitter (@xplodingunicorn). I also love joke zombie survival guides. That being said, as a non-parent some of the jokes fell flat for me and I feel this tried to carry the joke too far. This might have been better as a graphic novel in the style of The Oatmeal or a series of web-based content like blogs or web comics. The novel format wasn't the right way to go.

  • Joshua Johnson

    The premise of this book was very good. I've read a couple of dystopian futuristic survival guides. Only Dead Inside brings a new take in the form of parenting advice. The comedy stems mainly from cynical quips about current parenting struggles and comparing them to how much harder it will be when you also have to run hordes of the undead. Overall and interesting book guaranteed to bring a few laughs if you enjoy dry sarcastic wit.

  • Dewi

    Sebagai penulis komedi, Breakwell sering menggelitik saya lewat kalimat singkat. Sebagai bapak empat anak perempuan, sudut pandang Breakwell dalam menyikapi “masalah” sungguh kocak. Kali ini dia menulis buku tips-tips parenting yang orisinil. Dibilang orisinil karena tips ini untuk dipraktekkan saat dunia kiamat dengan zombie yang bergentayangan. Lumayan kocak dan menghibur.Kutipan favorit : “A good marriage walks the fine line between mild annoyance and homicidal intent.”“Stop aspirin [...]

  • Lily at Bookluvrs Haven

    DNF @ 36%. Honestly, after 25% I was forcing myself to keep reading. I like sarcastic humor, but a book saturated with it wasn't working for me. Which was very disappointing because I was really looking forward to enjoying this. I understand that the author is quite popular on Twitter, and on that forum, I do think that I would enjoy him.

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