This is easily one of the best interviews I've ever heard Chuck give. On April 31st, he was on the Ron & Fez Show, one of my favorite talk radio shows on Sirius XM Satellite radio. The interview lasted about 25 mins. Yes, you heard that right.
This is a great little video report from Chuck's New York City reading for Tell-All earlier this month. The reading was held by The Stranger at the Cooper Union hall. Asylum.com captures some classic moments from the event, interviews the fans, and even speaks to Chuck's agent and editor.
All in all, this is a very strong, succinct video feature that you should all check out.
If you prefer to watch the video from their site, go here.
Cool interview just popped up on SuicideGirls.com for Tell-All.
Update: Random House is no longer accepting emails for free 'Tell-All' posters. They've already been deluged by requests and have sent out all the posters they had. Thank you for all for the interest. Now, once you get your posters in the mail, get out there and start hanging them up!
In order to continue to spread the word about Chuck's new novel Tell-All, Random House and The Cult are sponsoring a contest with a great prize.
100 winners will receive a set of eight Palahniuk books.
To enter the contest, simply email Random House with your full name and mailing address. The first 200 people to email them will receive 5 Tell-All posters each (pictured above). It is then your job to hang the poster(s) up somewhere public and snap a picture of it. It's even better if you hang up multiple posters, but each person can only enter the contest once. If you can't find somewhere public, convince your local book store, library or even corner deli to let you hang the poster up. Just make sure you snap a picture of the poster hanging in this location.
You must then Tweet the picture to our Twitter account @chuckpalahniuk. Then email this same picture, along with your full name and mailing address, to Random House. The first 100 people to submit their pictures will win the set of 8 books. (and yes, your math is right: 800 books going to 100 people!)
WHAT NOT TO DO:
The rules may change halfway through, depending on the quantity of submissions we receive, but for now, your house or apartment does not count as 'somewhere public'. We want you canvasing your town/city and finding somewhere very loud and exposure-worthy to hang the poster. Just don't do anything illegal and do not put yourself in any sort of harm.
Also, do not just post the picture here, to our Facebook, or to our Twitter. You totally can, yes. But unless you actually email the picture to the Random House email address, your entry is not valid and will not qualify to win the prizes.
If you have any questions about this contest, post them here and we will try to answer them as quickly as possible.
Thanks, and good luck playing!
Updated: This contest has officially ended. Winners were announced on our Twitter page. Congrats to everyone who played and won!
Blackstone Audio is donating ten audiobooks for Tell-All to ten lucky winners. Five of the audiobooks will be actual CDs and the other five will be those popular iPhone apps we were giving away last month. Like our previous giveaways, this contest will go down on our Twitter.
Homework Assignment: Tweet us your most awkward celebrity photo. This means we want a candid of you and a celebrity and it has to be very douche-chilly and 'fanboyish'. We will chose the 5 best and they will have their first crack at whether they want a CD or iPhone app audiobook of Tell-All. Then we'll choose 5 runner-ups and they will get what's left.
No Photoshopping on this one, folks. Make sure you Tweet this photo to our Twitter page @chuckpalahniuk and use the tag #TellAllAudio.
Just remember, don't email us your pics or post them here or on our Facebook. Rather, Tweet them to our @chuckpalahniuk Twitter account. Also, make sure you have an iPhone before you play, as the app won't work anywhere else.
The waiter at the café—a cute, young aspiring writer with face fuzz and a military-surplus cap—stammers with recognition. Square-jawed, buttoned-down Chuck Palahniuk, kicking off a tour for his new book, Tell-All, chats with him smilingly about an Iowa wrestling tournament both he and the waiter have been to, and signs an autograph. Just a couple of bros.
Palahniuk is most famous for Fight Club, the 1996 book (and the testosteroney 1999 Ed Norton–Brad Pitt movie) about bored white-collar guys who get together, strip, and beat each other to a pulp. It spawned the line “The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club” and is the one novel that disaffected young bros love. Palahniuk is the sort of writer who’s so aggressively gross-out visceral that people have been known to faint at his readings.
Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club, Choke, and Pygmy, slays topics like anarchy, terrorism, and serial killing with dissolute abandon. His new book, Tell-All, leaves sociopathic characters behind for even scarier prey—the celebrities of Hollywood. Delving into cutthroat star making and the life of infamously mendacious Lillian Hellman, the book also offers a challenge to die-hard Palahniuk readers: Are you man enough to read a book with a sparkly cover? The controversial writer says he hopes this book won't get him sued and explains why he's currently reading Judy Blume.
Goodreads: Your books are notorious for challenging notions of decency, which delights your fans and angers your critics. What in Tell-All will surprise your devoted readers and/or incense your detractors?
Chuck Palahniuk: Have you ever noticed that people who want to love a book before reading it will usually love it. Conversely, people who expect to hate a book will—voilà!—hate it. To circumvent this tendency I've arranged to have the actual paper pages of the book impregnated with mild amounts of cocaine, LSD, and Zoloft. Really, something for everyone. Plus, I wrote in oodles of sex. Dinner is served!
Chuck's new novel Tell-All is now out in bookstores! If you haven't already ordered the book online, please hit up your local store today! Keep in mind that Top 10 Lists like the New York Times and the LA Times look at opening week sales. So if we want to get Chuck on the Top 10s again, getting the book sooner, rather than later, is the way to go!
If you prefer to avoid the general public, then you can order Tell-All online here.
Also don't forget that Chuck's tour starts today, in Portsmouth, NH. Details for all the tour dates can be found here.
Enjoy! And if you're so inclined, snap a picture of the book, or you posing with the book, and link it here or to our Twitter account @chuckpalahniuk. We'll love you for it!