Cory O’Brien offers an “uncensored” interpretation of classical mythology.
Cory O’Brien offers an “uncensored” interpretation of classical mythology.
April 5

SAIC Student Pens “Hilarious,” “Refreshing” Read

On March 27 the Chicagoist highlighted Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology, written by current SAIC student and “all around funny man” Cory O’Brien (MFAW 2013). The author’s goal was to “learn everything possible about myths, chop out the bullshit, and leave readers with an uncensored version of the tales,” explains contributor Maggie Hellwig. “It's refreshing to read accounts of stories, most of which are usually met with such gravity, treated in a manner that's just as violent, weird, and gross as their plots.” Illustrations by Sarah E. Melvill accompany O’Brien’s “gruff,” “hilarious,” and “thoroughly researched” writing.  “O'Brien doesn't hold anything back, and not only is it a relief, but it makes for a really fun read,” adds Hellwig. Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes is published by Penguin USA