Everyone has an Aunty, girlfriend, Mother or Grandmother who deserves
to be introduced to Mandy Nolan’s world this Christmas.
What I Would Do If I Were You
As a stand-up comedian, an artist and a mother of five children ranging in age from toddler to teenager, her on-stage accounts of her family life have entertained audiences for years. What I Would Do If I Were You is a hilarious collection of stories centred around Mandy’s chaotic and dysfunctional family – and her attempts to be like the perfect, ideal mother she knows exists … somewhere. Whether it is trying to revive her children’s dying guinea pig, coping with their Facebook friends, explaining the dangers of sex and drugs (while hoping desperately they don’t find out about her own wild past ), battling against head lice or struggling to regain her own disappearing self-identity, Mandy will make you laugh while also sighing with recognition. A must read for all harried mums!
‘Yikes! It’s rare to come across writing that’s so brutally honest, so magnificent, so hilarious!’
Amanda Keller, presenter The Living Room, Channel 10 and Jonesy and Amanda in the morning, WSFM 101.7
‘…Mandy Nolan’s honesty is stunning. This book will twist your heart inside out and then have you roaring with laughing a moment later.’ Fiona O’Loughlin, stand-up comic
I will never forget my first love letter. It was a moment that opened me to the possibility that I could be the object of someone else’s desire. I was 11 years old. It was simple, strangely poignant and obnoxious, all at the same time. It said:
‘My name is William Sommerfield.
I wear white. I have seen you on the bus.
If you don’t go with me
You can get ******.’
In Boyfriends We’ve All Had (and Shouldn’t Have) Mandy Nolan turns her acerbic wit onto boyfriends past … and no one escapes her observations. From the needy besotted drip to the brooding unavailable bad boy, from Mr New Age to Mr Moody, Mandy has seen them all come and go in her quest for Mr Right. This is a hilarious and revealing look at the emotional, pot-boiling mess and angst of romantic relationships.
It’s wicked. Sometimes touching. But always funny. And did we mention wicked?
You have been warned …
‘Mandy Nolan is an irresistible force of Mother Nature – smart, ballsy and scandalously, uproariously funny. She can also write like a dream.’– David Leser, journalist
‘I have learnt more reading two chapters of Boyfriends than I have from the joy of sex, the Karma Sutra and 40 years of Penthouse Forum combined. This book should come with a warning: “contains truth”. – Tex Perkins
Following hot on the heels of her successful and wickedly funny What I Would Do If I Were You and Boyfriends We’ve All Had (But Shouldn’t Have), comes Home Truths, a laugh-out-loud examination of home renovation by comedian Mandy Nolan. For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, this collection of witty insights and reflections on what makes up a ‘home’ will be compulsory reading. Enjoy’s Mandy’s unique take on all things home building and decorating: the number of cushions a bed can handle, the social-status enhancing swimming pool, the his and hers bathrooms, the joys of Christmas shopping with your partner, the taps and tile dramas and the never-ending discussion of where the dog is actually allowed to go in the newly landscaped backyard…
‘Eat a donut, drink a coffee, read this book… now there’s a perfect day.’
Glenn Robbins, comedian and actor
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