Monday, June 14, 2010

Creativity Exercise: Take the Proust Questionnaire

Here's a little writing secret -- readers often go first to the P.S. in a letter or the back page of a magazine. Why? I don't know, maybe it's like flipping the Hallmark card over to see how much Aunt Bertha spent on you.

But, I digress. Vanity Fair is one of my favorite mags, and the back page features the Proust Questionnaire. Now, you can take it online, and compare your results to the celebrities.

The top three I matched? Joan Collins, David Mamet and Arnold Schwarzenegger. That cannot be good ...

6 comments:

Lezlie Z. said...

Ray Charles and Nora Ephron for me. How silly is it that I feel good about that?

(Okay. Then Arnold. Apparently, I'll be back.)

Jan said...

Ray Charles and Nora Ephron definitely beat Joan Collins. I mean, seriously ...

And it's so much fun to see your posts on the blog! Welcome to the CI team, Lezlie!!

Mike Brown said...

Jane Goodall and Ray Charles, followed by Allen Ginsberg. Not sure about how they're matching these things.....

Cory C said...

Karl Rove and Conan O'Brian... Really??? See Cookie monster take the survey on an NPR interview... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eZ22B-2F5M&feature=player_embedded

Chris Reaburn said...

Okay, to make amends for my complete & utter dis of those who name-drop Proust, I took the questionnaire.

>90% match w/ both Timothy Leary and Joan Didion. Sonny Rollins was a distant 3rd.

sample said...

The Vanity Fair was pretty much interesting! thanks for sharing this with me!!


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