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28 Feb, 2011 - 1:00pm

Helpful Tyler Durden

Helpful Tyler Durden

Here's a cool little gem from our Twitter feed via 'ThatDrunkViking.'  It's a helpful Tyler Durden, giving sage advice on dating and relationships.

Some of my favorites:



24 Feb, 2011 - 1:37pm

Italian Book Covers: Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Stranger Than Fiction, Fugitives & Refugees, Diary, Choke, I. Monsters & Survivor


Continuing our trend from last week of showcasing some of the coolest international Chuck Palahniuk covers, let's take a look at some of the recent selections from Italy.  In my opinion, Italy has long had some of the more stylish...

21 Feb, 2011 - 12:59pm

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Today is Chuck's birthday.  Not going to tell you how old he is, but if you do some research on this site, you can find the year he was born and then do some simple math.

Now, let's hear some well wishes, folks!  This man's earned it!

18 Feb, 2011 - 2:54pm

Pre-Order 'Tell-All' In Paperback!

This might be the clearest example of two paperback covers of a Palahniuk novel that DESTROY the hardcover image.  The one on the left is the U.S. paperback edition for Tell-All which is due out on May 31st. ...

14 Feb, 2011 - 6:31pm

The Cult's 'Top 10' Books of 2010

The Cult's 'Top 10' Books of 2010

It's that time of year again at The Cult when we appropriate Valentine's Day (close enough) for our own celebration as book smitten fiends. That of course, means publishing our second annual Top Ten list of books from the previous year.  It's not only fitting to...

14 Feb, 2011 - 1:33pm

'FIST CLUB' Video: Cinemashup For 'FIGHT CLUB' & Florence + The Machine


Hot damn, is this well done.  Check out a great mash-up of Fight Club as cut to Florence + The Machine's song "Kiss with a Fist.'  It was edited by Jeff Yorkes and is titled 'Fist Club.'

Watch the video on ...

12 Feb, 2011 - 3:12am

Chuck's Feedback on the December Workshop Anthology Finalists!

Chuck's Feedback on the December Workshop Anthology Finalists!

We're so close to the big wrap-up on on Chuck's reviews of our top workshop stories! I've got his incisive and helpful December feedback for you below, and only one more month to go before we shift gears completely to the next phase and put this anthology into print....

11 Feb, 2011 - 2:17pm

Czech Republic Book Covers: Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Pygmy & Snuff

Dayuuuuuuum, Brazil ain't got NOTHING on the Czech Republic.  These are some of the coolest international Palahniuk covers I've seen in a while.

Props to 'Petra' for these...

11 Feb, 2011 - 1:14pm

Brazilian Book Covers: Invisible Monsters, Choke, Diary, Haunted & Snuff

I don't know about you, but that's one of the most different Invisible Monsters covers I've seen yet.  Props to 'Odio' for sending these along.

Check out more of these in our Book Covers Gallery...

10 Feb, 2011 - 4:31pm

Model Our 'RANT' Tshirts For Us!

Model Our 'RANT' Tshirts For Us!

For the past few Tshirts we've offered on this site (Fight Club and Invisible Monsters) you might have noticed we've featured images of people modeling them.  Usually this was close friends of mine (see above).  None of them were professional models but they all...

8 Feb, 2011 - 2:33pm

UPDATED! 'Snuff' Casting: Thora Birch and Daryl Hannah Not Attached

'Snuff' Casting News Update: Thora Birch and Daryl Hannah Not Attached

UPDATE: Earlier this week I posted a News update about Fabien Martorell, the man who currently has the film option to adapt Snuff.  He informed me that Daryl Hannah, Thora Birch and Tom Sizemore were on...

7 Feb, 2011 - 1:37pm

Chuck Palahniuk's 1 Hour Speech at the Grub Street Writer's Conference


Somehow, this video got past us.  It's a one hour speech Chuck gave at Grub Street's writer's conference last May of 2010. This was a non-public event that actually kicked off Chuck's Tell-All tour that year.

Props to our own Mark Vanderpool for...

4 Feb, 2011 - 1:18pm

Chuck Palahniuk As A Character From The Game 'EVE Online'

This character creation was done by Ned Coker and posted on our Facebook wall.  But the MMORPG game EVE Online has such a big following, I thought it only fitting to share it here too.

To see some more celebrities (including...

1 Feb, 2011 - 1:49pm

Read "Submerging the 'I'" by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk, photographed by Robert Yager

For three years, Chuck Palahniuk contributed to our ground breaking online Writers Workshop (which he also helped build, btw) with 36 writing essays.  These were lessons from a best-selling author on how to improve your craft as a writer... the types of lessons they teach in $20...

31 Jan, 2011 - 12:57pm

Fan-Made Short Film: "Product Placement," from HAUNTED

Check out this short film for the short story Product Placement. This story was featured in Chuck Palahniuk's 2006 novel Haunted.

Link here:

The short was directed and shot by Cailin Yatsko and stars...

27 Jan, 2011 - 6:41pm

Behold, The Cover for Chuck's Next Novel, 'DAMNED'

The cover for Chuck Palahniuk's next novel Damned has just surfaced on 

The books release date was pushed back to October 18, 2011.  More here:

25 Jan, 2011 - 4:39pm

200 Proof Storytelling - Saint Valentine's Session Goes Live

Craig Clevenger's 200 Proof Storytelling class

Registration Deadline Today!

Craig Clevenger returns for 200 Proof Storytelling - one of our most popular intensive writing classes to date. This class combines the best of his famed Hotseat and Shotgun sessions into a single four-week Master...

19 Jan, 2011 - 1:26pm

Video: Cast Your Vote To '60 Second Fight Club'

Check out this impressive fan-made video that comprises the entirety of Fight Club into 60 seconds. The video was made by Alison Parker, who has submitted it to a contest that challenges the entrants to take any...

13 Jan, 2011 - 8:33pm

Audio: Listen to Rick Kleffel's Interview With Chuck During the Tell-All Tour

For nearly as many books as Chuck has written, journalist Rick Kleffel has conducted a thorough and enlightening audio interview with him for his site, The Agony Column Podcast.  While a little late this time around, Rick has just edited together his interview with Chuck that...

7 Jan, 2011 - 2:58pm

The Cult's Top Stories & Interviews of 2010

The Top Stories & Interviews of 2010

Come the end of a year (and the start of a new one) it seems almost impossible to avoid 'Top 10' fever.  This is a fever that spreads to movie and gossip sites and can include everything from 'The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2010' to 'The Best YouTube Parodies'.  Don't lie.  We all love these lists...