OMG. Thank God this man would not shut up while he was alive. He was brilliant and hilarious, and so is this collection of his quotes, lines from his plays, and assorted zingers, often aimed at the upper crust snobs and self-righteous hypocrites of his time. This is one delightful popsicle of a book so treat yourself to one of the sharpest wits that ever lived. His very attendance at a dinner party or gathering must've made people gaseous with veiled anxiety; even the tea cups probably trembled when he sat down to hold court in his inimitable way, which he loved doing. Nowadays some might refer to him as an "attention ho"; television producers would be lining up at his door to get him to agree to star in a reality series. Too bad he got involved with such a screwed up young man, but what a life he had before he fell into the trap that led to his heartbreaking demise. He lives on through his plays, his classic and singular novel, and his assorted writing (don't miss his short stories and fairy tales; they are wonderful).