Chad Kultgen

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Chad Kultgen
Born (1976-06-16) 16 June 1976 (age 43)
Spokane, Washington
OccupationNovelist, Film Writer, Producer
Literary movementMaterialism, Sexual Liberation, Hedonism
Harper Collins biography

Chad Kultgen (born June 16, 1976) is an American novelist and journalist. He has published opinion pieces in The Huffington Post,[1] and was a staff writer for Hits and the Weekly World News.[citation needed] His works have been reviewed by Maxim, Penthouse, and The New York Times among others.[citation needed] He has several writing and production credits, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a 2013 film starring Steve Carell.[citation needed]

Critics have maintained that his male protagonists are misogynistic and trite.[2][3] Kultgen says he frequently "get[s] messages from people who didn't enjoy the books. They tend to be a bit irate and usually take the time to tell me that I'm the worst living writer, the world would be a better place without me, I have no understanding of women or all of my books should be burned."[4] A New York Times piece in 2011 interviewed people who asserted that characters in his works were based on them.[5]

His 2007 book, Men, Women, and Children was released as a feature film in 2014, featuring Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Ansel Elgort, and Jennifer Garner.[6] It received poor critical and commercial success, netting only 2.2 million dollars at the box office.[7] [8]


  • The Average American Male (2007)
  • The Lie (2009)
  • Men, Women, and Children (2011)
  • The Average American Marriage (2013)
  • Darklight (2014)
  • Strange Animals (2015)

Film credits[edit]

  • Inguenue (1999, Animator)
  • Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way (2003, associate producer)
  • Disney Princess Stories Volume Two: Tales of Friendship (2005, associate producer)
  • Disney Princess Stories Volume Three: Beauty Shines from Within (2005, associate producer)
  • Ranger Bios (2007, writer)
  • Ranger Arsenal (2007, writer)
  • Ranger Vehicles (2007, writer)
  • Waiting to Die (2009, writer, executive producer)
  • Southern Discomfort (2010, writer)
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013, writer, actor)
  • Men, Women, and Children (2014)
  • Bad Judge (2015, writer, executive producer)


  1. ^ Kultgen, Chad. "You Can't Handle the Truth". The Huffington Post.
  2. ^ "A Raw Voice of Young Manhood Makes a Bid for Literary Respect". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The Average American Male Review".
  4. ^ Baker, Jeff. "Bookmarks: Q&A with Chad Kultgen, author of 'The Average American Marriage'". The Oregonian.
  5. ^ LaPorte, Nicole. "A Raw Voice of Young Manhood Makes a Bid for Literary Respect". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Men Women Children Comes to Screens".
  7. ^ "Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women and Children' Takes Box-Office Bellyflop".
  8. ^ "Men Women and Children Box Office Data".