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 a stand-up comedian, journalist, scriptwriter and respected artist. In her early stand-up career she worked alongside internationally acclaimed celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Eartha Kit. Since then she has supported Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Fiona O’Loughlin, Tom Gleeson, Akmal, Charlie Pickering, Arj Barker and almost every high-profile comedian in the country. Mandy currently writes for Prevention magazine and The Byron Shire Echo and performs stand-up regularly around Australia. She is the author of What I Would Do I If Were You and Boyfriends We’ve All Had (and Shouldn’t Have).
When: Wednesday 6 May
Time: 5.45pm for 6pm
Where: Paperchain Bookstore Manuka
RSVP: 6295 6723 or firstname.lastname@example.org