Chuck Pahalniuk [Surname is pronounced "paul-ah-nik"] was born on February 21, 1962 in Pasco, WA. Pahalniuk began his writing career with the apocalyptic novel Fight Club, which became a cult classic and the basis of the 1999 Hollywood film of the same title.
Anais Nin [first name is pronounced "anna-ees"; surname is pronounced "neen"] was born on February 21, 1903 in Paris, France; brought to the United States in 1914, became an American citizen; and died on January 14, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA. On a ship bound for New York from Barcelona in 1914, eleven year old Anais Nin began writing the journal that would gradually evolve into the most acclaimed work of her literary career, The Diary of Anais Nin.
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