We hope you enjoy this excerpt—but maybe not while eating—from The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies, new from Wiley.
Chapter 1: Serve with a Chilled Pinot Gross
The benefits and hazards of an all-brain-and-human-flesh diet
Brains. If there is a part of the anatomy that is more famously linked to zombies than brains, I’d like to know about it. As far back as we can remember—that is to say, 1985—the undead have hungered madly for the slithery matter found between the ears. In early big-screen zombie portrayals, though, the poor suckers appeared satiated as long as they could bite off their Shylockian pound of flesh from any old part of their victims’ bodies.