The Proust Questionnaire, popularized by French novelist Marcel Proust, has its origins as a parlour game in which the players reveal their true nature. Players answer questions like:
- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
- On what occasion do you lie?
- Which living person do you most despise?
This artfully designed volume published by Assouline is a thoughtful gift for your host or a friend. It presents copies of Proust's handwritten responses in French (translated into English). It also presents the responses of famous celebrities like Brigitte Bardot or Richard Meiers. These questions continue to be the ultimate tools for interviews – Vanity Fair features the questionnaire at the end of each issue. The best part of this book is the blank pages that can be filled out by you and your friends. A thought-provoking gift – either for a friend or for yourself.