Non-Fiction

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Random House, Jun 30, 2011 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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Chuck Palahniuk's world has been, well, different from yours and mine.

The pieces that comprise Non-Fiction prove just how different, in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling. Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis; the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club; life as an assembly-line drive train installer by day, hospice volunteer driver by night; the really peculiar lives of submariners; the really violent world of college wrestlers; the underground world of anabolic steroid gobblers; the harrowing circumstances of his father's murder and the trial of his killer - each essay or vignette offers a unique facet of existence as lived in and/or observed by one of America's most flagrantly daring and original literary talents.

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User Review  - hovercraftofeels - LibraryThing

There are some essays in here which are definitely Palahniuk and some which read like any journalist could have written them (a few of the profile pieces). This is a good read for fans and it gives ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Some great stories in here, like the ones about keeping perspective by being a hospice volunteer and letting an interviewee asking her own questions. Although varying in quality. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Chuck Palahniuk is the author of fourteen best-selling novels - Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees and the non-fiction collection Stranger Than Fiction.
He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him on the web at chuckpalahniuk.net.

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