‘Eat a donut, drink a coffee, read this book … now there’s a perfect day.‘
– Glenn Robbins, multiple Logie-nominated actor and comedian
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading. In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great humour, she explores who are we in the place where we live, why we live there, and how this influences our everyday behaviour. Mandy is a self confessed FOMOOLSB sufferer (Fear of Missing Out on Living Somewhere Better) who uses her latest collection of stories for a peek over the fence at how the rest of us live.
This cushion-collecting, OCD-afflicted, cleaning-obsessive covers everything from the joy of renovations, lost socks, pets and the use of neutral colour schemes to working from home, visiting display homes and homelessness and milks a few sacred cows along the way, even giving Feng Shui a kick along by asking: ‘Why change your behaviour when all you have to do is move your bed?!’
Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist and journalist, a self-proclaimed expert on all matters feminine, a regular contributor for The Hoopla, and an occasional guest on ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s Mums The Word.