Review | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by James Breakwell

“It’s hard to define a modern family even when the dead aren’t walking the earth.”




Book Synopsis:


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 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.



Genre: Non-Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 4.33

My Rating: 3.50

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This was a unique and comedic take on a parenting “survival” guide.
I found myself throughly amused. The do’s and don’t were amusing, as well as those tables and experiments that I guess the author had to do for this book. It made me laugh just thinking about it. I also agree with the idea to not add overly cinematographic images to the cartoons as to not distract the readers from what the book really wanted to say.


As I am not a parent myself, I have no way to relate to this as one, but as a child of my parents. . . I guess I understood now what they really went through when I was little. It opened me to more things and this is something that I would still recommend to people in the younger generation because they are not always told so bluntly about what their parents go through.


The cover was not the best and most appealing but it did reflect what the book contained and I think that, that was more important.







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