Tell-All (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 4, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The hyperactive love child of Page Six and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? caught in a tawdry love triangle with The Fan. Even Kitty Kelly will blush.

Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset Boulevard–inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost; a veritable Tourette’s syndrome of rat-tat-tat  name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list; and a merciless  send-up of Lillian Hellman’s habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond.

Our Thelma Ritter–ish narrator is Hazie Coogan, who for decades has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine “Miss Kathie”  Kenton—veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart (and boudoir). Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie’s death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman–penned musical extravaganza; as the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans—and for posterity.

Tell-All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. It’s wild, it’s wicked, it’s  bold-faced—it’s vintage Chuck.

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Definitely some smart writing going on here. - Goodreads
Chuck has a somewhat unique attack to his writing. - Goodreads
My favorite part is the genius Dorian Gray reference. - Goodreads
I did like the cover art for the book, though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jason Leblanc - Goodreads

Ok. So I finished this book this morning and I really don't know what to say other than I feel very empty. The first act of this novel was absolutely boring, pointless and overall crap. The name drops ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

I LOVE a lot of Palahniuk's work, but this one I couldn't finish. Too much reference to the golden era of film, the Bogarts and Lana turners that I don't know enough about to appreciate what might be ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

CHUCK PALAHNIUK’s bestselling books are Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Fight Club, Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of a nonfiction profile, Portland Fugitives and Refugees, 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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