From an interview with Daniel Handler in the New York Times Book Review:
What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
I haven't read any Proust. It's mortifying. There are episodes of "The Golden Girls" I've seen a dozen times, and I haven't cracked open Proust. I'm trying to start a Dive Bar Proust Club, where we meet regularly at dive bars to discuss Proust, but the people I invite keep asking, "Do we have to meet at dive bars?" or "Do we have to read Proust?"