“Chuck Palahniuk Goes to Hell”


“It’s liberating. Fight Club is what bought me my freedom. When you think about so many people—Burroughs, you think of Naked Lunch—so many people are just identified by one work. So it’s not so unusual. Ken Kesey, you think of Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Mother Jones talks with Chuck Palahniuk about his new novel Damned, writing through tragedy, and “hazardous masturbation methods.”

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →