Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Questions

Jamie Judd, our friend of the week, has so graciously answered a set of questions for us. This week, we are doing things a little differently. We have taken questions from the “Proust Questionnaire.” These are the same questions that the famous French writer Marcel Proust answered a few times during his life. These questions are suppose to reveal the taste and aspirations of the taker.

Here is some background information, brought to you by our dear friend Mr. Wikipedia:

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.

At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he answered a questionnaire in an English-language confession album belonging to his friend Antoinette, daughter of future French President Félix Faure, entitled "An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc." At that time, it was a fad among English families to answer such a list of questions that revealed the tastes and aspirations of the taker.

Proust answered the questionnaire several times in his life, always with enthusiasm.
I was so lucky to receive a Proust Questionnaire book of my own.

It is probably the cutest coffee table book I have ever received, because it also serves as a guest book. When new company comes over, you can have them fill it out. This book also has many surveys filled out by famous people.

Some of you may know this, but Vanity Fair saves the last page of their magazine for a “Proust Questionnaire,” which famous people answer.

Without further a do…the next post will have Jamie Judd’s answers. Enjoy, and pick yourself up a book!

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