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Booksmith presents
An Evening with Chuck Palahniuk
Tuesday, October 21
doors @ 6:30pm;
show @ 7:30pm.
all ages.
Admission and Book: $34;
Admission For 2 and 1 Book: $40.
Main Room:

Chuck Palahniuk

Note: You'll pick up your autographed copy of "Beautiful You" when you check in at the box office; there will not be a book signing following the program.

Limited seating; first come, first serve.
From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged American male psyche, Beautiful You is about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more.. Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner with one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well", a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end.

What's not to like? This: Penny discovers she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their rooms with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled word domination must be stopped. But how?

If you've experienced Chuck Palahniuk in person before, you know to expect an evening of storytelling fun and shock, of games and prizes, of participatory Q&A, of all-around entertainment. And if you're a new Palahniuk reader, plan to join the festivities to meet and hear Chuck and to celebrate the publication day of Beautiful You.

Chuck Palahniuk's ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction.