Essay on The Zombie Survival Guide and Saturday Night Live

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Max Brooks, the author of World War Z, was born in New York City on May 22nd, 1972. When he graduated high school, he went off to study at Pitzer College and graduated with a history degree. He met a woman named Michelle Kholos during college and they got married a couple years later. They are still married today and have one child. Brooks was invited back to Pitzer to deliver the commencement speech for the class of 2011.
Max Brooks has a love for reading and writing horror stories, zombie stories, and anything to get people out of their seats. He started on Saturday Night Live in 2001 with stand up, and pursued bits and pieces of acting. He has been in a few movies such as Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven.
A few years after Saturday Night Live was inspired to start writing books. His first book was titled “The Zombie Survival Guide” and made the NY Times Best Sellers list. It was different from most horror books because of the dark humor and comedy. This book was bought by tons of people, which inspired Brooks to write a second book to this series “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks” These books were fairly popular because of the comedy in them. It can be considered comedy, partly because everyone knows that zombies aren’t real, nor will they ever be.
The year 2006 brought Brooks’ book “World War Z” which deals with the war between the humans and zombies. It also made it into the NY Times Best Sellers list. Paramount Pictures and…