Book Review | The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake

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Book Review | The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake.

Recent reviews:

From N.B.N. - "If sarcasm and an acid-tongue top your list of fiction prerequisites, then look no further. What I thought would be solely a work of fiction for the kinder and gentler sex turned into one laugh after another, with more than ample cringes thrown in for good measure for this macho man. Ms. O'Neil's use of oxymora as inspiration is brilliant and highly entertaining. In between the humor is pain and sadness, but never far behind is another humorous jab in the funny bone. "

From Doris - I loved "The Oxymoron Diaries"! I was expecting it to be funny, light and a bit acerbic, hey with a title like The Oxymoron Diaries, what do you expect? Well, what I got was all of the above, but so much more! As the reader, I felt as if I got to know all of the characters, good or bad, as they were all syrorisingly well developed. I was especially fond of Belly, who wouldn't be, and "MOH" (my other half) was quite the source for entertainment given how often his moniker changed throughout the book. You'll have to read it to understand!

The beauty of this novel is that it takes some very important life experiences and lets Abby, the voice of this book, find the humor in them, even when there isn't much humor to be had. Eccentric parents, second husbands, teens and their older siblings, grand parents ready for assisted living, cheating husbands, career & lifestyle choices. Wow! Quite a bit of material to deal with and all of them handled so beautifully.

Didi O'Neil has a gift for understanding what many people think, but so often don't have the strength to voice.

I can't wait to see what the next installment of "The Oxymoron Diaries" hs to teach us and entertain us with!

from D.G. -

"I just finished reading this fabulous book and I can't wait for the next installment! I loved all the characters especially Belly...what a feisty great grandmother! I think we wish we all had one just like her!
Not only was this book entertaining, but it really touched on some very sensitive subjects that are difficult to deal with. Quirky parents, disloyal spouses and relatives that are faced with where to live in their old age and addressed them all in a very tender& honest way.
Kudos to you DiDi on a job well done!"


Read an excerpt here.

Meet the Author


Didi O'Neil walks a fine line similar to that of her characters, teetering between straight-laced and a straight jacket. She has written fiction for years for personal enjoyment and self-medication and is now delighted to entertain the general public. Nicknamed "The Human Sponge" she has the ability to pull out of a hat random bits of useless information that can be applied to the moment at hand and often, her writing. Her unofficial status as an accomplished wordsmith spurred her to use oxymorons as the theme of her first published series, The Oxymoron Diaries.

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The Oxymoron Diaries|A Little Pain Never Hurt Anyone|Didi ONeil   

   Coming Fall of 2012:

    The Oxymoron Diaries Vol. 2
    A Little Pain Never Hurt Anyone


    by Didi O'Neil

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