Chuck Palahniuk Talk, Q&A, signing

When
Thu May 20, 2010
Where
Swedish American Hall
Time
7:30pm
Tags
Literary Arts, Author Appearances

Description

TICKETS ($36) available exclusively at Brown Paper Tickets (online or 800-838-3006)

Tell-All

Revealed on May 4, 2010

Boy Meets Girl. Boy Gets Girl. Boy Kills Girl.

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 Tourettes syndrome of rat-tat-tat name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list; and a merciless send-up of Lillian Hellmans habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond.

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

Tell-All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. Its wild, its wicked, its bold-facedits vintage Chuck. - Random House





Tickets include seat and a signed copy of Tell-All

NOTE: Chuck will personalize one copy of TELL-ALL and one backlist title for the first 100 ticket holders at his events on the 2010 tour. (No memorabilia.)

THE FIRST HUNDRED TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
ALL REMAINING TICKETS DO INCLUDE A PRE-SIGNED COPY OF TELL-ALL.

Ticket numbers 1-50 will be called from 6 PM to 7:15 PM;
ticket numbers 51-100 will be called after the program.
THE FIRST 100 TICKET BUYERS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL IN APRIL NOTIFYING YOU OF YOUR NUMBER AND PERSONALIZING TIME.
All other ticket holders will receive a pre-signed copy of Tell-All.

This is Chucks only Bay Area appearance!

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Location

  1. Swedish American Hall
    2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA