UPDATE: We’re proud to announce that The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse has been released – appropriately, on Friday the 13th of August! It’s currently available through Amazon.com and, as we mentioned in the original review (included below), it’s a barrel of laughs with quite a bit of well-thought, off-the-beaten-track zombie survival that you won’t find anywhere else. Grab yourself a copy now – because by the time the zombie outbreak happens, it’s a safe bet that Amazon isn’t going to offer free shipping anymore.
When it comes to zombie survival guides, up until now there haven’t been too many choices. Max Brooks’ bestselling Zombie Survival Guide is the first one that springs to mind, mostly since it was one of the first ones to hit the market. The thing about zombie survival, though, is that if you overspecialize, you breed in weakness.
That’s why we here at the Zombiephiles are pretty stoked to announce the DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, a new zombie survival guide that’s about to hit the market. In a lot of ways, it’s one of the best (and funniest) we’ve come across so far. Written by Bud Hanzel and John Olson and hilariously illustrated by Mark Stegbauer, the Do-It Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is published by Hanson Press and is due to be published sometime in the very near future. It’s chock full of no-frills, dead-simple advice that every Zombiephile should have before they set out to survive the zombie apocalypse.
The DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse goes far beyond simply providing survival tips on zombie survival – it digs deep into the cult of zombie to answer such fascinating questions as “how do zombies tell humans apart from other zombies” and “what would happen to zombies once all the humans run out?” It’s more than just a survival guide – it’s an entire investigation of the entirety of zombie culture.
Written with a lighthearted sense of humor and an attention to detail that borders on the maniacal, the Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a surprisingly beefy tomb that will keep you coming back for more time and time again. It covers almost every aspect of a post-zombie-apocalypse that you could possibly think of, and several that you probably would never have thought of if they hadn’t suggested them to you.
In short, if you love zombies, or more importantly if you hate zombies, and you have any concerns whatsoever about your ability to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse, you should probably pick this book up when it comes out. Come to think of it, even if you think you’re completely prepared for the coming zombie outbreak, you should probably pick this book up anyway – you’ll be surprised at how many things about zombies you never thought of or even remotely considered. And the illustrations are wicked funny.