240 pages, 8.55 × 5.76 × 0.94 in
October 21, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385681143
ISBN - 13: 9780385681148
From the Publisher
"A billion husbands are about to be replaced."
From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes a novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more. . .
Penny Harrigan is a low level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny of to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like?
This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called "Beautiful You." So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except to buy batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?
About the Author
CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of thirteen novels--Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor and the internationally bestselling Fight Club. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him on the web at chuckpalahniuk.net.
“Chuck Palahniuk is something of a devilish demigod in gross-out social satire.”
—The Washington Post
“Sex is on the mind of author Chuck Palahniuk, and it is taken to extremes and tweaked to outrageous lengths in his latest novel, Beautiful You. . . . A smart, satirical take on misogyny, fame, the fashion industry, self-help and science. With works such as Fight Club, Damned and Choke, Palahniuk is famous for taking a sharp scalpel to whatever he’s thinking about at the moment. . . . Nothing is sacred and everything gets torched, from pop culture . . . to celebrity.”
“The author of Fight Club offers barbed social satire . . . giving readers something to talk about.”
“Palahniuk’s newest is an unsubtle, often hilarious, over-the-top satire about rampant consumerism and man’s attempts to (literally) control women’s sexuality.” —Booklist“Ever since he debuted with Fight Club (1996), the prolific Palahniuk has built a cult following by taking a series of provocative ideas and pushing them to the limit. And then past the limit. . . . A subtle and empathic piece of work.”
“Palahniuk continues to push limits in this satire of sex and consumerism. . . . His cheeky wit is at its best in this . . . novel; his semi-erotic writing is efficacious and there are some downright beautiful scenes.”
"Palahniuk is one of the most innovative and thoughtful writers of this generation."
—The Globe and Mail