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“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 this 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 off 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 for batteries. Maxwell’s plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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. 50 Shades of Grey this isn’t. In fact, the book is almost a middle finger to ‘mommy porn’ and the popularity of modern erotica—while also being a smart, satirical take on misogyny, fame, the fashion industry, self-help, and science… Palahniuk’s graphic storytelling is bound to ruffle puritanical feathers—which is probably part of his point—but it’s essential to the societal takedown. Nothing is sacred and everything gets torched, from pop culture to celebrity.”

    USA Today

  • “Overflowing with outrageous humor and satirical intent, this provocative escapade promises to arouse passions of every variety.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Palahniuk continues to push limits in this satire of sex and consumerism…His cheeky wit is at its best in this grotesque novel; his semi-erotic writing is efficacious and there are some downright beautiful scenes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The author of Fight Club offers barbed social satire that turns Aristophanes’ Lysistrata sideways, giving readers something to talk about.”

    Library Journal

  • “Less macho than most of Palahniuk’s work, this Cinderella-with-sex-toys parable is the transgressive writer’s attempt at a feminist (or post-feminist) novel…By Palahniuk’s standards, this is actually a subtle and empathic piece of work.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Carol Monda’s precise performance keeps the listener from figuring out too soon that this is a satire—a very weird satire. She sounds so serious, so professional, even as the story gets more and more absurd, that some listeners may not believe this nonsense is anything more than a fever dream.”

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