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Author Chuck PalahniukChuck Palahniuk (February 1962) was born in Pasco, Washington, and grew up living in a mobile home in nearby Burbank with his family. His parents later separated and divorced, often leaving him and his three siblings to live with their grandparents at their cattle ranch in Eastern Washington.

In his twenties, Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon's School of Journalism, graduating in 1986. While attending college he worked as an intern for National Public Radio member station KLCC in Eugene, Oregon. He moved to Portland soon afterwards. After writing for the local newspaper for a short while, he began working for Freightliner as a diesel mechanic, continuing in that job until his writing career took off. During that time, he also wrote manuals on fixing trucks and had a stint as a journalist (a job he did not return to until after he became a successful novelist). Wanting to do more with his life than just his job, Palahniuk did volunteer work for a homeless shelter. Later, he also volunteered at a hospice as an escort; he provided transportation for terminally ill people and brought them to support group meetings. He ceased volunteering upon the death of a patient to whom he had grown attached.

Palahniuk would also become a member of the rebellious Cacophony Society in his adulthood. He is a regular participant in their events, including the annual Santa Rampage (a public Christmas party involving pranks and drunkenness) in Portland. His participation in the Society inspired some of the events in his writings, both fictional and non-fictional. Most notably, he used the Cacophony Society as the basis for Project Mayhem in Fight Club.

Palahniuk began writing fiction in his mid-thirties. His first book, Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Already, never was adapted due to his disappointment with the story (though a small part of it was later salvaged for use in Fight Club. When he attempted to publish his next novel, Invisible Monsters, publishers rejected it for its disturbing content. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Fight Club, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him. "Fight Club" which was later made into a film by 20th Century Fox. You can find Chuck Palahniuk signed books below this author biography.

How do you pronounce Palahniuk? PAUL-AH-NIK (like paula-nick). The story goes that Chuck's Grandparents decided to pronounce their name as a combination on their two first names, Paula and Nick. As Chuck relates it: –So many Palahniuks drop letters from the name. We kept all the letter's but we probably say it the worst." The 'Old World' pronunciation is PAH-la-NYOOK.

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Make Something Up
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Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk

Beautiful You
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Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk

Doomed
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Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters Remix
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Invisible Monsters Remix by Chuck Palahniuk

Tell-All
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Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
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Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Adjustment Day | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.   May 2018  NY: W.W. Norton   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Beautiful You | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Beautiful You | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2014 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Diary | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Diary | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003  NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Doomed | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Doomed | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2013 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Doomed | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Doomed | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2013 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Make Something Up | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Make Something Up | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2015 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Pygmy | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Pygmy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 NY: Doubleday Publishing  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Rant | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Rant | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

May 2007 NY: Random House  Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Rant | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Rant | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Doubleday   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author, includes authors "Rant Tour 2007" stamp with signature.

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Rant | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition UK Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Rant | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 2007 LON: Jonathan Cape First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Snuff | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Snuff | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Snuff | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Snuff | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Stranger Than Fiction | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Stranger Than Fiction | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Tell-All | Palahniuk, Chuck | Signed First Edition Book Palahniuk, Chuck | Tell-All | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2010 NY: Knopf Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Chuck Palahniuk Bibliography

  • Fight Club - 1996
  • Survivor - 1999
  • Invisible Monsters - 1999
  • Choke - 2001
  • Lullaby - 2002
  • Diary - 2003
  • Haunted - 2005
  • Rant - 2007
  • Snuff - 2008
  • Pygmy - 2009
  • Tell-All - 2010
  • Damned - 2011
  • Invisible Monsters Remix - 2012
  • Doomed - 2013
  • Beautiful You - 2014
  • Make Something Up - May 2015


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