The Booksmith Presents An Evening with CHUCK PALAHNIUK
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 Tourette's syndrome of rat-tat-tat name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list; and a merciless send-up of Lillian Hellman's 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" Kenton -- veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie's heart (and boudoir). Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie's death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman-penned musical extravaganza; as the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans -- and for posterity.
Tell-All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. It's wild, it's wicked, its bold-faced,it's vintage Chuck.
TICKETS ($36) available at Brown Paper Tickets (online or 800-838-3006)
All 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.)
Ticket numbers 1-50 will be called from 6 PM to 7:15 PM;
ticket numbers 51-100 will be called after the program.
We will email all the first 100 ticket purchasers with details: please make sure you enter your correct email address. NOTE: WE WILL BE CONTACTING THE FIRST 100 TICKET HOLDERS BY EMAIL TO GIVE YOU YOUR PERSONALIZED SIGNING TIMES. MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS CORRECT!
3/20: All of the first 100 tickets have now been taken. Please don't despair, though; although you won't have a chance to have your book personalized, you will indeed receive a signed copy.
All other ticket holders will receive a pre-signed copy of Tell-All.
This is Chuck's only Bay Area appearance!
Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|