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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Elmore takes The Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire

Vanity Fair

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with my best friend, who’s a girl.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Which living person do you most admire?
Peyton Manning.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Guys who use the word “snot.”

What is your favorite journey?
Gathering scenes in my head for a book.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
They all can come in handy.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I used to be kinda fat.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

What is your greatest regret?
Selling a book to a film producer who doesn’t get it.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I’ll let you know when I’m 90.

When and where were you happiest?
Here and now.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Be able to play a cornet.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Convince myself that walking two miles a day isn’t boring.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My next book.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Charlie Sheen.

What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t have any.

What is your favorite occupation?
Writing a novel.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Ability to listen.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
A sense of humor.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Long legs, good taste, and not a big ass.

What do you most value in your friends?
That they get it.

Who are your favorite writers?
Hemingway and my son Peter Leonard.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Raylan in Justified.

What is it that you most dislike?
Someone telling me about his dog.

How would you like to die?
Does it make a difference? You’re dead.

What is your motto?
“Keep it simple.”


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