Special Off-Site Event for Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Tuesday November 1: 6:00PM 7:30PM

Reserve your seat today for Chuck Palahniuk's first and only NYC event for his new book, Damned.

The Strand is hosting this special event at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, located at 7 East 7th Street on Third Avenue.

$30 tickets are available for purchase in the store prior to 6pm or at the door to the event. Please note that online ticket purchases are not available on the day of the event.

All ticket holders will receive a signed copy of Damned at the event.

The event begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5:15pm. Seating is first come, first served.

The first 100 fans to purchase their seat for this event were invited to meet the author and get their book personalized. Those VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT! VIP ticket-holders will be contacted via email with information about when to arrive at The Great Hall to meet the author.

Signed copies of the author's previous books, as well as signed copies of Damned, will be available for purchase at the event and via our Pre-Order Signed Page.


“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued eleven-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a mari­juana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone’s favorite detention movie. This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where "The English Patient" plays on end­less repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you Hell. He makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.

Chuck Palahniuk's eleven best-selling novels—Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Fight Club, Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke—have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction.

Unable to make the event?

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