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First edition cover
Author Chuck Palahniuk
Illustrator Eric Danner
Cover artist Rodrigo Corral
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
May 4, 2010
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 179
ISBN 978-0-385-52635-7
LC Class PS3566.A4554 T45

Tell-All is a novel by Chuck Palahniuk,[1] released on May 4, 2010. It is his 11th novel. A preview video, with the tagline: "Boy Meets Girl. Boy Gets Girl. Boy Kills Girl?" was released to entice fans prior to the novel's release. The paperback was released on May 31, 2011, with the cover by Rodrigo Corral Design, featuring illustration by Eric Danner.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel, an homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood, is narrated by Hazel "Hazie" Coogan, a lifelong employee and caretaker of aging actress Katherine "Miss Kathie" Kenton.

When a suitor named Webster Carlton Westward III manages to weasel his way into Miss Kathie’s heart (and bed), Hazie is suspicious. Upon discovering that Westward has already written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie’s death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman–penned musical extravaganza, Hazie worries that Westward's intentions may be less than honorable, and may even be deadly.


  1. ^ Murphy, Tim. "Soap Star", New York, 9 May 2010.