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Chuck Palahniuk
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  • About this Author
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Chuck Palahniuk’s ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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July 21, 2015
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Beautiful You

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 21, 2015
Price: $14.95

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Beautiful You
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $25.95

"A billion husbands are about to be replaced."

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more... Read more >
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Beautiful You
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $12.99

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July 14, 2015
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Beautiful You

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 2015
Price: $7.99

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Choke

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.00

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Choke
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Damned

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00

From the author of Fight Club, comes a dark, irreverent, hilarious, and brilliant satire about adolescence, Hell, and the Devil.

Madison is the thirteen-year-old daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire. Abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, she dies over the holiday, presumably of a marijuana overdose... Read more >
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Damned

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $25.95

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued eleven-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and... Read more >
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Damned

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Diary
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00

“CAN YOU FEEL THIS?”

Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.

Diary takes the form of a “coma diary” kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies... Read more >
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Diary

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Doomed

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $14.95

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.

The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison’s... Read more >
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Doomed

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $24.95

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.

The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Doomed

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Fugitives and Refugees
A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.95

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Fugitives and Refugees
A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Haunted
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.95

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,”... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Haunted
A Novel
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $11.99

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Lullaby

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 29, 2003
Price: $15.00

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an... Read more >
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Lullaby

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
On Sale: July 29, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Available
May 26, 2015
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Make Something Up
Stories You Can't Unread
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 26, 2015
Price: $26.95

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Pygmy

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $15.00

A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.

Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning... Read more >
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Pygmy

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $24.95

The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.


“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.”

Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful... Read more >
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Pygmy

Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Rant
The Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $15.00

Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death... Read more >
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