If you're fan of Vanity Fair as I am then you've seen the Proust Questionnaire on the last page. I can't wait for the day when I'm asked but until then I'll answer the questions. Though I won't have the Risko illustration of myself.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Listening to a summer breeze blowing through the trees
What is your greatest fear?
Having to stick my hand in poo
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
On what occasion do you lie?
To spare someone's feelings when the truth can't be said in a constructive way.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose. I'll love to shave off some of it.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Anyway or like or but, well anyway...
What's your greatest regret?
That I didn't risk all when I had the chance.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
In one word, Jose.
When and where were you happiest?
Childhood and I never knew it.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Drawing. To create something that's why I love writing.
What is your current state of mind?
That's an answer you don't want to know. A scary place.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To redo life with what I know now but then I would be different, I guess.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
My father would still be alive.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Doctor's appointments especially the GYN.
Where would you like to live?
Los Angeles. I've always loved LA.
What is your favorite occupation?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A good heart.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
Oh the list is long but her is a few--Edith Wharton, Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Philips, Jane Austen, Christina Dodd, Oscar Wilde, Julia Quinn, Suzanne Brockman, Sandra Brown, Bernard Cornwell, Heidi Betts, Karen Hawkins--the list continues but I think that's enough.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Joe Morelli, from Plum Series
Who are your heroes in in real life?
My mother, my niece and my brother.
What is it that you most dislike?
any -ism, racism, sexism and so forth
How would you like to die?
after long and fulfilled life.
What is your motto?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.