Chuck Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington on February 21, 1962. He received a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1986. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a journalist and as a diesel mechanic. He has written numerous books including Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Rant, Stranger than Fiction, Tell-All, and Damned. His book Fight Club was made into a film by director David Fincher and his book Choke was made into a film by director Clark Gregg.