Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, came into existence. The daptation of was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD. The film ’ s popularity drove sales of the ovel. Chuck put out two novels in 1999, and., published in 2001, became Chuck ’ s first New York Times bestseller. Chuck ’ s work has neve been infused with personal experience, and his firs ovel,, was no exception. Chuck credits writing with helping him cope with the tragic death of his so. and the non-fiction guide to Portland,, were released in 2003. While on he road in support of, Chuck began reading a short story entitled 'Guts,' which would eventually become part of he trilogy.
In the decade that followed, he began to rea, publishing the bestselling, and most recently,.
Chuck also enjoys giving back to his fans, and studyin the art of storytelling has been an important part of thi. In 2004, Chuck began submitting essays to ChuckPalahniuk.net on the craft of writing. These were 'How To' pieces, straight out of Chuck 's personal bag of tricks, based on the tenants of minimalism he learned from Tom Spanbauer. Every year, a “ Homework Assignment ” would accompany the lesson, so Workshop members could apply what they had learned. ( all 36 of these essays can currently be found on The Cult 's sister-site, LitReactor.com).
Finally, in 2009, Chuck increased his involvement by committing to read and review a selection of fan-written stories each month. The best stories are currently set to be published in, a forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself.
His las ovel,, is due out in October 2014.