Review: Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse

Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse
by Julie Ferguson and Sharon Day

Product description:

The toxic bomb apocalypse of the 1950s didn’t stop Stella and Liz. These housewives reanimated and continued their days as usual, only with a hunger for living flesh. Stella, the perfect housewife, continued her housekeeping in her zombie state and Liz, the drunken, slutty divorcee housewife, stirred up a Bloody Mary and fell into her usual stupor. This photo and resource book for all things zombie is a fun and playful look at the zombie-like existence of housewives through the ages and incorporates housewife tips and recipes, showcasing zombie artisans and listing lots of zombie resources for all those readers who love zombie-everything!

My thoughts:

“A Dead Woman’s Work is Never Done”

“Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse” by Julie Ferguson and Sharon Day is a fun romp, or should I say shamble, through zombie pop culture. The book includes a nice section called “zombie artisans” including links and commentary on zombie websites, zombie artwork, zombie movies, books, games, magazines, products, comic books, etc. Having said that, the real meat (or is that brainzzzz) of the book would have to be the zombie story and eye-popping pictures.

The tale takes a look at the lives of Liz and Stella during the zombie apocalypse of an alternate timeline in the 1950s. This book is planned to be the first in a series of Zombie Housewives books covering the 60s, 70s. etc. How do Zombie Housewives deal with their zombie existence? Is this a metaphor for our everyday life? Read it and see for yourself.

By the way, check out page 57, “I’m watching you Barry Huddleston.” My review may be a little biased by my inclusion in the book. I’d like to give it the unofficial title of “Barry the Handsome Zombie Book” but I’m afraid that the authors wont go that far.

It’s a fun coffee table book and a must-have for Halloween. Great pictures, and packed with all sorts of zombie goodness, I highly recommend it.

Product details:

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books (April 20, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0983377359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983377351

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the authors. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. autumnforest says:

    Aw, shucks! We are thrilled that you enjoyed it. We had way too much fun making it and the subsequent 3 books in the series for the 60s, 70s and 80s will be a ridiculous bunch of fun too. It was our intention to make a physical book that the Internet generation would appreciate while making a social commentary about housewives and their lot in life through the decades. Thanks for “getting” the message and the style of this full-color book. And, watch out for Liz, she has a thing for Barry Huddleston.

    1. Great I have a thing for Lizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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