If you think it’s tough raising kids nowadays, just wait until you have to do it while fighting off the undead.
That’s the premise of the funny new book, Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by James Breakwell, the mastermind of the popular and funny Twitter account about his family life, XplodingUnicorn.
“It’s a parenting book with a thin veneer of zombies over the top,” Breakwell tells The Modern Dads Podcast. “You’re kids are awful now. Let’s see how awful they will be if things are trying to eat them. That’s kind of the basic question I applied to every situation and the book kind of wrote itself from there.”
The podcast is a followup to a City Dads Group interview published earlier this month with Breakwell.
Breakwell is a professional comedy writer, married father of four girls under the age of 8, and caretaker to a dog and a teacup pig. His XplodingUnicorn Twitter feed went viral in April 2016 and since he has gathered many accolades, including being named Closer Magazine’s 2016 Blogger Dad of the Year.
In addition to his Twitter feed — which has just shy of 1 million followers — and a website, Breakwell has written articles for Reader’s Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN’s The Daily Share.