Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Warwick's Questionnaire: Nicholas Sparks

The so-called Proust Questionnaire was originally a 19th-century parlor game designed to reveal bits of the soul, personality, & deep secrets of the participants through a series of pointed questions.  Versions of the quiz were re-popularized in the 20th-century by Vanity Fair and Inside the Actors Studio.  Our version - The Warwick's Questionnaire - is a series of ten questions designed to plumb the depths of the souls of visiting authors.

Nicholas Sparks is the massively popular, bestselling author of sixteen novels (six of which have been made into blockbuster films), including the brand-new Safe Haven.  He came by Warwick's on September 22nd to sign books for 300 of his biggest fans and he still found the time to answer our silly Questionnaire.

1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
  • Helping my second son, Ryan learn to speak.
2. What is your greatest fear?
  • Disappointing those I love.
3. If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
  • Incredible luck.
4. If you could bring one writer back from the dead, who would it be?
5. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
6. What is your most treasured possession?
  • My photo albums.
7. Which living person do you most admire?
8. If you were not able to be in the writing profession, what would your preferred occupation be?
  • I'd manage a global-macro hedge fund.
9. What are you most looking forward to seeing on your tour stop in San Diego?
  • My relatives.
10. What is your motto?
  • Live well, but buy a lot of insurance.

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