Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients.
Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:February 21, 1962
Place of Birth:Pasco, Washington
Education:B.A. in journalism, University of Oregon, 1986
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Table of Contents
How Monkey Got Married, Bought a House, and Found Happiness in Orlando 18
Red Sultan's Big Boy 50
Why Coyote Never Had Money for Parking 89
The Facts of Life 122
Cold Calling 129
The Toad Prince 136
Why Aardvark Never Landed on the Moon 182
Mister Elegant 232
Tunnel of Love 246
How a Jew Saved Christmas 310