Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chuck Palahniuk: Tell-All

Chuck Palahniuk needs little by way of introduction on, the site's very name being an hommage to the author of Fight Club, Choke and Snuff. I caught up with him by phone to talk about his latest novel, Tell-All. It's a fictional gossip-laced memoir told in the voice of Hazie Coogan, the female assistant to "the glorious film actress" Miss Katherine Kenton who resides in Hollywood's very real past - a glamorous world populated by the likes of Lillian Hellman, Darryl Zanuck, David O. Selznick, Clark Gable and Bette Davis, who are all names Tell-All's characters love to drop.

During our conversation, Palahniuk spoke about society's need for the culture of celebrity, the nature of name-dropping, and the ultimate name to drop. Read my interview with Chuck Palahniuk at

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