Venue Details

79 Star Starred
Castro Theatre
429 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-5288
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Showed up early and found close parking.
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Goldstar Member
Open concession stand with great buttery popcorn.
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JennyCee
2 hour parking ending at 9pm, beware.
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Bree LeMaire
Writerly casual
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Bree LeMaire
Get there early, seats went fast. Found close parking.
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Bree LeMaire
Our street parking was free after 6.
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Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
4.8 average rating
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46 events
30 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 16 2012

This event was GREAT fun! The interviewer, Tim Barbash, asked some good questions & was definitely up to the task of doing this interview. Chuck Palahniuk being who he... continued

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28 events
12 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 16 2012

Chuck is fantastic, he put on a great show.
The way this event was set up was not organized or clear. We could barely hear the speakers because the PA was set too low. ... continued

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11 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 16 2012

He's an amazing speaker and storyteller. I wasn't very impressed with the interviewer, but I think Palahniuk steered the conversation to more interesting places.

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Website

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2012-07-16/chuck-palahniuk-...

Quotes & Highlights

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Description

Injected with new material and special design elements, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk’s original vision for his 1999 novel, turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience. Palahniuk’s fashion-model protagonist has it all—boyfriend, career, loyal best friend—until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona-fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book’s characters. Readers will jump between chapters, reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, and decipher the playful book design, embarking on a ride they’ll never forget.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.