Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life

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An intimate look into the inner lives of our most prominent cultural figures— pulled from the celebrated Proust Questionnaire page in Vanity Fair magazine. The probing set of questions originated as a 19th-century parlor game popularized by contemporaries of Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that an individual’s answers reveal his true nature. Illustrated by Risko, Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire brings together the responses of 101 of the most vibrant personalities of our time, ...

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Overview

An intimate look into the inner lives of our most prominent cultural figures— pulled from the celebrated Proust Questionnaire page in Vanity Fair magazine. The probing set of questions originated as a 19th-century parlor game popularized by contemporaries of Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that an individual’s answers reveal his true nature. Illustrated by Risko, Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire brings together the responses of 101 of the most vibrant personalities of our time, from Bette Midler and Lauren Bacall to Salman Rushdie and Norman Mailer, from Martin Scorsese and Shirley MacLaine to Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Candid, hilarious, and endlessly fascinating,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605295954
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 698,398
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair.

Robert Risko, a Vanity Fair contributor, is one of the most renowned celebrity caricaturists working today.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    Great Quckie Reading

    This book is great if you need to take a 5-15 minute vacation and look at how the other half of life (celebrities, etc)view their priorities, themselves and life. The characatures are a wonderful complement to the celebrities views and certainly create a chuckle or two here and there. Some of the answers are shocking, funny and very self serious. You won't be disappointed. I am looking forward to owning the other Proust Books. They make excellent gifts.

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