• Tell-All

    by Chuck Palahniuk
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Chuck Palahniuk


Tell All

$27 tickets go on sale Monday, April 12 (Tickets are redeemable for a copy of Mr. Palahniuk’s new novel)

First Parish Church, Meetinghouse


May 5, 2010
7:00 PM ET


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


$27 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome back acclaimed novelist CHUCK PALAHNIUK for a lively and interactive discussion of his newest book, Tell All, a novel inspired by the life of Lillian Hellman.

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 Ritter–ish 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. 

Please note that Mr. Palahniuk will not be signing or personalizing any books at this event. Each ticket can be redeemed for a pre-signed copy of Tell All at the event. Tickets can also be redeemed at the store after the event, but signed copies will only be available while supplies last. The deadline for redeeming tickets will be June 5.

Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk’s previous novels include the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby, Haunted, Rant, and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo Credit: Sarah Lee

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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