The Proust Questionnaire
To be quite frank, the Proust Questionnaire by William Carter and Henry-Jean Servat is like a bound version of the Internet questionnaires that show up in your in-box from time to time, but it may come as a surprise to many that this form of party game or ice breaker has been around for a while. Marcel Proust did not invent the questionnaire, but he is one of the most interesting people to have responded. There are two responses on record, both included in this attractive book. In addition to Proust’s answers, the book contains interviews with a variety of present-day celebs for a variety of responses and points of view. The book concludes with a few blank copies of the questionnaire, making for an interactive coffee table book or hostess gift.
Hardcover, 96 pages. Assouline, 2005. $25.16 at Amazon.