Since 1993, Vanity Fair magazine has featured the celebrated Proust Questionnaire, in which a different noteworthy person each month answers the same series of probing personal questions. The questionnaire originated as a 19th-century parlour game popularised among friends of French novelist Marcel Proust (1871-1922), who believed that an individual's answers reveal his or her true nature. Illustrated by Risko, Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire brings together the responses of 100 of the most vibrant personalities of our time, from Bette Midler and Lauren Bacall to Salman Rushdie , from Martin Scorsese and Shirley MacLaine to Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Hilarious, candid, and endlessly fascinating, this is a must-have collection for all connoisseurs of popular culture.
Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair.Robert Risko is one of the most renowned celebrity caricaturists working today. Since 1978, when Andy Warhol gave him his first assignment for Interview magazine, Risko has drawn portraits of hundreds of notables from the worlds of film and television, music and art, politics and literature. He lives in New York City.