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Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk [ˈpɑːlənɪk] (born February 21, 1962, Pascoe, Washington, USA) is a modern American writer and journalist. He is best known as the author of the book "Fight Club", based on which the film of the same name was staged in 1999. He is sometimes called the "king of the counterculture."  Biography Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21, 1961 in Pascoe, Washington, USA) is an American satirist novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon, USA. Best known for the novel Fight Club, which was later directed by David Fincher. His works, similar in style to those of writers such as Easton Ellis, Irwin Welch and Douglas Cowpland, have made him one of the most popular Generation X novelists. Chuck Palahniuk is the son of Carol and Fred Palahniuk, who grew up in a static van in Bourbuck, Washington with his family. Later, his parents divorced and he had to live with his grandparents on their ranch in eastern Washington. In 1...

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Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk [ˈpɑːlənɪk] (born February 21, 1962, Pascoe, Washington, USA) is a modern American writer and journalist. He is best known as the author of the book "Fight Club", based on which the film of the same name was staged in 1999. He is sometimes called the "king of the counterculture."  Biography Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21, 1961 in Pascoe, Washington, USA) is an American satirist novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon, USA. Best known for the novel Fight Club, which was later directed by David Fincher. His works, similar in style to those of writers such as Easton Ellis, Irwin Welch and Douglas Cowpland, have made him one of the most popular Generation X novelists. Chuck Palahniuk is the son of Carol and Fred Palahniuk, who grew up in a static van in Bourbuck, Washington with his family. Later, his parents divorced and he had to live with his grandparents on their ranch in eastern Washington. In 1986, Palahniuk graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Portland. Chuck Palahniuk wrote for local newspapers and later began working for the Freightliner as a mechanic. He continued to work there until his writing career took him over. In addition to his main job, he did such volunteer work for the shelter as an escort; he was involved in transporting terminally ill people and taking them to support group meetings. He later stopped doing this due to the death of one patient. Already in his mature years, Chuck became a member of the rebellious "Cacophony Society". He is a regular contributor to their events, including the annual Santa Rampage (a public Christmas party featuring massive rampage and drunkenness) in Portland. His membership in the Cacophony Society has inspired several events, both real and fictional, to be described in his novels. Palahniuk began writing when he was about 34-35 years old. According to his stories, he began writing after visiting writers` "workshops", which he visited in order to find new friends. The guests were hosted by Tom Spanbauer, who later became the inspiration for Chuck Palahniuk`s minimalist style of writing. His first book was Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You Must Be Home Already, which he never published due to frustration with one story (although a small portion of this novel was used in Fight Club). When Palahniuk decided to publish his next novel, Invisible Monsters (Invisible Men), the publishers rejected the novel because it was "too destructive." This prompted him to work on his most famous novel, "Fight Club," which he wrote as an attempt to "destroy" publishers more than they could have imagined. Palahniuk wrote it in his free time for Freightliner. After the novel was initially published as a short story in the compilation "The Search for Happiness" (which became chapter 6 of the novel), Palahniuk expanded it into a full-fledged novel, which, contrary to his expectations, the publishers wanted to publish. The final version of the novel has received positive reviews and some awards. The book made its way to Hollywood, where interest in its adaptation grew. As a result, the film was directed by David Fincher in 1999. At first, the film was a kind of disappointment and caused various reactions from critics, but later it became a cult film. In 1999 and 2004, two more editions of the novel were published (the last of which contains an introduction from the author about the success of the adaptation of the film). While not all fans of the film imagined that it was based on the novel, many of them knew this, and subsequently their number began to grow. A modified version of the novel "Invisible Monsters" ("Invisible Men") with the same success as the fourth novel by the author "The Survivor" was published in the same year, which enabled Chuck Palahniuk to become a cult figure on his own. Several years later, Palahniuk created his first New York Times bestseller, Suffocation. Since that time, his new books have been met by readers and critics with the same success. This success gave him the opportunity to go on book tours to promote his books, where he read both new and unpublished works. 1999 influenced the subsequent works of the author. During this time, his father, Fred Palahniuk, began courting a woman named Donna Fontaine, who imprisoned her ex-boyfriend Shackleford for sexual exploitation. Shackleford vowed to kill Fontaine as soon as he was released from prison. Upon his release, he took Fontaine and Palahniuk`s father to the Fontaine home in Kendrick, Idaho. Shackleford then shot them both and dragged their bodies into the Fontaine cottage, which he then burned. In 2001, Shackleford was found guilty of two first-degree murders and sentenced to death. Under the influence of these events, Chuck Palahniuk began working on the novel "Lullaby". According to the author`s statements, he wrote this novel with the aim of helping himself cope with Shackleford`s death sentence. In September 2003, Chuck Palahniuk was interviewed by Karen Welby (for "Entertainment Wiikli"). During the interview, Palahniuk confidentially shared information relating to his personal life. At a time when many believed that Palahniuk was married (some journalists argued that he was), he lived with his boyfriend. Some time later, Chuck Palahniuk suggested that Welby was going to publish this information in her article without his consent. In response, he posted an angry audio recording on his official website, in which he not only confirmed that he was gay, but also expressed negative comments about Welby and her family members. But Palahniuk`s fears were allayed, since Welby`s article did not contain any information about his personal life, other than the fact that he was not married. The audio tape was later removed from the site, leading some fans to believe that Palahniuk is shy about his homosexuality. According to Dennis Widmaier, the creator of the official website, the post was removed not because of allegations regarding Chuck Palahniuk`s orientation, but because of expressions about Karen Welby. Palahniuk later posted a new entry on his website in which he asks his fans not to react to these events. He also apologizes for his behavior, stating that it would be better if he did not record the first recording. While on tour to promote Diary in 2003, Palahniuk read to the audience a short story called Guts, a story about a boy who masturbated and sat his butt on a pool drain to heighten the effect. This story was supposed to appear in Chuck Palahniuk`s new book "Haunted". It was later announced that more than 35 people listening to this story fainted (it is possible that many of these fainting spells were staged by fans of Chuck Palahniuk to create a humorous effect). Playboy magazine published Guts in the March 2004 issue. Palahniuk invited them to publish another one along with this story, but the publishers found the second work too "destructive". On his tour of promoting "Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories" in the summer of 2004, he read Guts again, after which 53 people fainted, and later about 60, while promoting the paperback edition of the novel "Diary" ... The most recent collapses occurred on September 25, 2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Palahniuk is obviously not worried about these incidents, which did not stop fans from reading the story "Guts" and his other works. In 2008, another film adaptation of Palahniuk`s novel "Choking" was released. The little-known Clark Gregg, who was previously known as a director of television series, volunteered to be the director. The film premiered at the Sundance Independent Film Festival (USA). The film debuted in Russia on January 15, 2009.  Bibliography Invisible Monsters, 1994, published 1999 Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You`d Be Home Already (early 1990s, unpublished) Fight Club ( Fight Club, 1996, filmed in 1999), Survivor (1999, first published in Russia in 2005), Choking (Choke, 2001, filmed in 2008), Lullaby (Lullaby, 2002), Diary "(Diary, 2005)," Ghosts "(Haunted, 2005). "Rant: A Biography of Buster Casey" (Rant, 2007) "Snuff" (Snuff, 2008) "Pigmy" (Pygmy, 2009) "Who Will Tell Everything" (Tell All, 2010, published in Russia 2012) "Damned , 2011, published in Russia in 2013) Non-fiction works Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon 2003) Stranger Than Fiction (2004)