In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. Portland is the home of America's fugitives and refugees. Get to know these folks, the most cracked of the crackpots, as Palahniuk calls them, an come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist.
Here are strange personal museums, weird annual events and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers' sex clubs, gay and straight. See Frances Gabe's famous 1940s Self-Cleaning House. Look into strange local customs like the I-Tit-a-Rod Race and the Santa Rampage. Learn how to talk like a local in a quick vocabulary lesson.
Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland zoo.
Oh, the list goes on and on.