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Proust.com is a place for families to share
the stuff that really matters.
It's a place to capture our life stories, thoughts, and aspirations and spark meaningful
conversations about who we are.
On Proust.com, meaningful discussions start with compelling questions.
Fun questions like "If you could have any natural talent what would it be?", probing questions like
"What did you learn the hard way?", and nostalgic questions like "Who was your first kiss and how did it happen?".
You choose the questions that you want to ask, or create your own. Then send to all the people that matter most to you.
Just a few questions can unlock so much. And if you want to tell the story of your own life, the questions on Proust.com are great prompts to help you get started.
Just sign up, add your answers, then share your story with those closest to you.
It's free to use, so if you haven't already,
get started today.
The idea for Proust.com was inspired by the 19th century French writer Marcel Proust, who is best known for his seven-volume novel,
Remembrance of Things Past. In it, the narrator's vivid memories of his youth come rushing back to him years later when he tastes
the same madeleine cookie and tea he had as a child. Similarly, we hope Proust.com can serve as your own madeleine to evoke memories, and
then inspire you to preserve and share them.
Marcel Proust is also popularly associated with what has come to be known as the "Proust Questionnaire." Growing up, a member of elite bourgeois
social circles in Paris, Proust encountered a popular ice-breaker style British parlor game that encouraged guests to answer a personal questionnaire
as a means of getting to know one another better.
Proust answered his first set of questions at the age of 13 and his second while in his 20s.
Those answers were published in a well known 1892 French magazine article and Proust has since
become widely associated with this style of questionnaire.
At Proust.com we've embraced the spirit of sharing that the Proust Questionnaire represents.
Here you can exchange answers to original questions that Marcel answered with family & friends
then go deeper and explore questions that touch upon the various chapters of your lives.