For diehard fans (or dedicated Wired readers), the news that Patton Oswalt is a good writer comes as no surprise. For everyone else, there's the comic's just published book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, offering galvanizing evidence. Dude can write.

Part autobiography, part tour through the warped hall of mirrors that is Oswalt's mind, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland is one of the strongest comedy books out. Get ideas for awful greeting cards. Discover the comic's thoughts on Twilight. Learn something about Dungeons & Dragons. There's vital stuff here.

Tomorrow at Chicago's Reckless Records, Oswalt will read from and then sign his book. This is a can't miss.

Patton Oswalt Reading and Signing
Friday, March 18
3:30 p.m.
Reckless Records
1532 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Free