It is easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. – Chuck Palahniuk
About Chuck Palahniuk
Charles Michael “Chuck” Palahniuk ( (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as “transgressional” fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into an acclaimed film of the same name.
Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington, the son of Carol Adele and Fred Palahniuk. He has French, Russian, and Ukrainian ancestry.
Palahniuk began writing fiction in his mid-30s.
When he attempted to publish his novel, Invisible Monsters, publishers rejected it. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Fight Club, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him. Palahniuk wrote this story in his spare time while working for Freightliner. After initially publishing it as a short story (which became chapter 6 of the novel) in the 1995 compilation, Pursuit of Happiness, Palahniuk expanded it into a full novel, which—contrary to his expectations—the publisher was willing to publish. While the original hardcover edition of the book received positive reviews and some awards, it had a short shelf life. (Source – Wikipedia)