Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chris Campion meet Proust

The latest person to answer our mini-Proust questionnaire is author Chris Campion whose memoir ESCAPE FROM BELLEVUE came out this week.

· What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being faithless.

· What is your idea of earthly happiness?
As the lead singer of a band I’d have to say leading a room full of people in a mirthful group sing-a-long. There is no earthly currency quite like the smiles on their drunken faces. It’s pure joy.

· Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Ignatius J. Reilly, Holden Caulfield, Tom Joad, Dean Moriarty.

· Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus Christ, Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, St. Francis of Assisi

· Your favorite painter?
My Mom. Patricia Campion.

· Your favorite musician?
Robert Pollard (lead singer of Guided By Voices)

· Who would you have liked to be?
Joe Namath