Wild about Oscar

In Being Anti-Social (BAS), the main protagonist, Mace Evans thinks of Oscar Wilde as her "mentor and life coach". Throughout the story, she reverts to a quote from Oscar to help guide her through life's moments. Here are a few comments received to date from readers who have enjoyed Oscar's quotes: "I loved the Oscar quips that were dotted here and there eg a true friend stabs you in the front. They added a kind of levity to the story and made me chuckle. A wonderful read!" [Mimi Barbour]

"I loved the lead character, Mace. I loved her independence, her honesty, her quests for self-improvement. And most of all, for her humour. Mace quotes Oscar Wilde often and I enjoyed every reference. As a matter of fact, I may have a t-shirt made with one of the quotes." [M. McCarty]

"I finished reading "Being Antisocial" today. Wonderful book and I love all the Oscar Wilde quotes in it. I loved everything about it! " [Aneesha]

And here are a few of the 60 plus quotes from Oscar Wilde used by Mace to validate her choices and decisions:

  • "We should always forgive our enemies because nothing annoys them more."

  • "Good advice should always be passed on as it is never of any use to oneself."

  • “It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely true.”

  • “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

I have been a fan and devotee of Oscar Wilde for as long as I can remember. Strangely, since I do tend to remember pivotal moments (and insignificant ones as well), I don't recall what ignited my love affair with Oscar, his wit, sarcasm, and of course his writing. Perhaps we read one of his plays at school.

If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, Oscar would be one of them, and Jerry Seinfeld. I would also like to invite Jesus but I expect, given the guest list, he would probably decline :)

#oscarwilde #beingantisocial #seinfeld

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