How a Loser Like Me Survived the Zombie Apocalypse
After a devastating breakup, loser Marty Melon doggedly reassembles his shattered self. Confidence-boosting Ted Talks, muscle-crushing kettlebell swings, and key episodes of The Golden Girls transform him from zero to b-list hero. This suicidal reject, turned pickup artist, turned sensitive new age guy, finally has it all: a house, the quirky woman of his dreams, and abs.
F#%k you, world, he thinks with alpha confidence.
“Challenge accepted,” the world replies, and everything goes to zombie crap.
Will Marty make it? He’s no longer an average frustrated chump. He’s in the best mental and physical shape of his life; plus, “ninja” bro-crush and gay-best-friend Gary is at his side. But to triumph in the end-of-days, Marty must defeat his most dangerous foe of all—the woman who broke him in the first place.
“I’ve long been fascinated by pickup artist (PUA) culture and have even dabbled in it. I’ve experienced both the positives and negatives of using PUA techniques. It raises interesting questions about self-improvement, feminism and what it means to be a man. As the world devolves into survival mode, combining these themes with the zombie apocalypse became an unlikely but fascinating marriage in hell,” says Bereznai. “It’s also a cautionary tale. Be careful what you wish for.”