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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605295957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605295954
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair.
 
Robert Risko, a Vanity Fair contributor, is one of the most renowned celebrity caricaturists working today.

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It is great fun !
Carlos de Figueiredo Forbes
Brilliant Character drawings of some of the world's most popular people sharing some of their inner self.
J. Maitland-parr
Great coffee table book too!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Powell on November 11, 2009
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Interesting people with interesting answers to the questions. This book is easy to pick up and choose a page or person to read about. Good for a coffee table.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ladyhawke on December 15, 2009
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I enjoyed this book very much. I always turn to the last page of VF to read the Proust interview before I read the magazine. This is a collection of same. Insightful in some cases, frivolous in others..all are cool!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Maitland-parr on October 24, 2010
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The very best part of Vanity Fair in one book. Brilliant Character drawings of some of the world's most popular people sharing some of their inner self.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By F. M. Witt on December 1, 2009
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really entertaining what successful, famous people have to say. tinge of psychosis; and you realize sometimes how similar they are to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on October 9, 2010
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Nice book, attractive and high quality.
Enjoy the monthly questions asked in Vanity Fair so this book was a gift to myself.
I doubt most people have asked themselves, or answered, the questions Proust made famous as parlor games. Some of the celebrity answers are insightful, some irreverent, some surprising.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carlos de Figueiredo Forbes on December 15, 2009
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Proust did not lose any time, when he wanted to understand human nature. Almost a century later, his questionnaire still elicits amazing insights ! For some reason, people tend to try to beat the smartness of the questions, by circumventing them or issuing outrageous answers.

The result: you get to know the true personalities of the answerers better than through any other means.

It is great fun !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By singing rodeo on July 13, 2013
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My friend and I loved reading these at school. So I knew this would be the perfect gift for her. And she LOVED it. Great bathroom or coffeetable read. Great artwork and very diverse group of people interviewed.
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Great book to just sit down and glance at! Great coffee table book too! I have given it to friends for
birthdays! Wonderful, fun gift.....a bit different. Books came in good order and on time!
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