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

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

by Risko (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781605295954
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 862,719
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Elleneer on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Many of those interviewed gave flip answers, some even giving the same one-word answer to several questions. Apparently they wanted to give an aura of cleverness and "coolness". As celebrities, I suppose, they must contstantly groom and maintain a certain image. Perhaps they feared giving true responses would reveal a certain vacuity or unattractive vanity. I found it interesting that the writers interviewed gave longer, more verbose responses. Of course, expressing and communicating ideas is their mode of relating to the world. At least two musicians wanted to come back as an instrument. Wow!. Ray Charles gave honest answers of deep thought.
HSuzann on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I wished they'd picked more interesting people.... I only cared about half of them. Stephen Hawking - now that would have been interesting...
Director-ME More than 1 year ago
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.