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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  - dagon12 - LibraryThing

This might be a bit of a cheat but I'm going to consider this one done and finished even though I didn't read the entire book. The problem was that I lost the book before I could finish it. Actually I ... Read full review

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User Review  - bucketofrhymes - LibraryThing

As with basically any collection of essays, there are hits and misses. All of them are written in classic Chuck Palahniuk fashion, and some of them are absolutely phenomenal. "Escort," in particular, is one that has been haunting me ever since I finished reading it. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and most recently Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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