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  • Cheryl Concannon M.A., SRS, Realtor

Zombie Writer Max Brooks in Sun Valley

Join The Community Library for an evening with best-selling author, zombie-lore expert, and former writer for Saturday Night Live, Max Brooks, to be held on April 29, 2019, at the Community Campus Theater in Hailey, Idaho, at 6:00 p.m.

The son of Hollywood legends Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is dedicated to challenging and encouraging systems and institutions to think outside the box when problem solving. As a best-selling author, Max Brooks is credited with helping propel zombie-lore from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession. While Brooks has published three massively successful zombie-themed books—The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (all of which are now considered the definitive tomes for the genre)—Brooks’ ultimate goal was to challenge old ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders.  His work has gained the attention of many, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Naval War College, and the Modern War Institute at West Point, where he studies, writes about, and lectures to cadets about today's current conflicts.

In his talk, Max will tackle questions that matter now maybe more than ever: what are the threads that hold society together, and what is really at stake when those threads are stressed, loosed, or torn?  Before his 6:00 p.m. talk, Max will also meet with local students to discuss creativity, problem-solving, and how he overcame dyslexia to become a best-selling author and sought-after expert on post-apocalyptic survival strategies. A book-signing will follow his talk, and books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Iconoclast Books and Gifts.

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