“There hasn’t been an edgy book, like American Psycho, for decades. People don’t want to be associated with something politically incorrect because the backlash is so immediate online. They play safer because of that.” —Chuck Palahniuk
This set of a dozen selfie statements from theguardian.com is probably the best encapsulation of the man and the writer we could imagine. Chuck Palahniuk’s latex sexical (that word just rolled out, and it’s perfect), satirical shocker is Beautiful You, and it’s a Best of the Northwest selection in the Holiday Books guide campaign featured in 80 independent Northwest bookstores this holiday season. The Beautiful You tour lands Chuck at Powell’s on Nov. 15.