From 2001 to 2003, Brooks was a member of the writing team at Saturday Night Live.
Brooks is also the author of The Zombie Survival Guide, a book published in 2003. The book explains in great detail how to survive an impending zombie apocalypse. The book touches on what it describes as pop cultural myths about zombies.
Brooks' book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which deals with the war between the human race and zombies, was released on September 12, 2006. Paramount Pictures has acquired the movie rights; Brad Pitt's production company Plan B will produce the film. In the October 2006 issue of Fangoria Magazine, Brooks explains that he will not be writing the screenplay for the motion picture, as he feels he is not an accomplished enough screenwriter to "do it right." (J. Michael Straczynski is writing the screenplay.)
Brooks has also written the introduction for the hardcover collected edition of Dynamite Entertainment's zombie mini series Raise the Dead (comics) which is to be released in 2008.
I am TOTALLY prepared for the zombie apocalypse thanks to Max Brooks!