Stuff famous people say about Mandy’s writing

‘Mandy is a very talented comedienne and writer. Her writing contains so many witty and clever lines, I only hope she doesn’t find out how many of them I’ve stolen. Mandy’s accounts of motherhood were so heartfelt, powerful and vivid they reignited my urge to get pregnant again.’ – Akmal Saleh, stand up comic.

‘I’m in love with how you write. 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.

‘Mandy Nolan is an irresistible force of Mother Nature – smart, ballsy and scandalously, uproariously funny. SheVcan also write like a dream.’ David Leser, journalist

‘Yikes! It’s rare to come across writing that’s so brutally honest, so magnificent, so hilarious! Yet no matter how extraordinary or mundane the circumstance, her voice is universal. Dare you to put it down.’ Amanda Keller, presenter Talkin’ ’bout your generation, Channel 10 and Jonesy and Amanda in the morning, WSFM 101.7.

‘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

‘Reading this book is like having a long boozy arvo with your best and naughtiest girlfriend.’ – Catherine Devaney

‘Mandy Nolan is my guru. It is like she has crawled inside my busy head to make me laugh from my marrow out, while gently reassuring me it’s ok not to be perfect. She rocks.’ – Julia Morris

‘I laughed, I cried, I screamed and then the other people in the library told me to shut up.’ – Dave O’Neil

‘Again and again while reading this hilarious book I kept having one thought; I want to live with Mandy Nolan. This is possibly inappropriate.’ – Tommy Dean

‘The country’s sharpest and wittiest comedic columnist’ – Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum

Titles with Finch Publishing

  • 2015 Home Truths – comedic memoir on Home & How we live
  • 2014 Boyfriends We’ve All Had and Shouldn’t Have – comedic memoir on relationships
  • 2011 What I Would Do If I Were You –  comedic memoir on family life

Contributions 

  • 2014 ‘She’s Having a Laugh’ – Affirm Press

Writing Commissions

  • 2014 The Dreamer – NORPA project – The Kickboxer (short story)
  • 2012 Caloundra Community Centre – Write and Direct ‘For Better or Worse’ Seniors interfacing with Technology
  • 2010 Frontline Films – Acting and writing  for ETU Educational DVD ‘When the Dust Settles’ with Director David Bradbury

Public Relations Writing Contracts

  • 2010 Lismore Lantern Parade – PR (2 month contract)
  • 2008 – ongoing – Mullum Music Festival Local PR

Newspapers & Publications

  • 2012 – 2015  Regular contributor to Wendy Harmer’s Online Publication The Hoopla
  • 2011 – 2012 Monthly Columnist for Prevention – Women’s Health Magazine
  • 2002 – present day Byron Shire Echo – Entertainment Editor  – in that time Mandy has interviewed Ben Harper, Kinky Friedman, Jack Jonson, Mavis Staples, Beth Orton, Kasey Chambers, Elvis Costello,  Chris Isaak, Rodriguez
  • 2002 – present day Byron Shire Echo – Weekly Soapbox Humorous Column

Writers Festival Appearances

  • 2015 – Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival – Featured Author
  • 2015 – Melbourne Writers Festival – Featured Author
  • 2014 – Gold Coast Writers Festival – Opening Address & Featured Writer
  • 2011 – present day Byron Writers Festival – Featured Author & Chair

Writing Workshop Facilitator 

  • 2015 – Private Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop x 4
  • 2015 – Womens Writing Group – ongoing
  • 2015 – RWA Conference – Romance Writers of Australia – Melbourne – Workshop presenter ‘Getting Romantic Comedy Write!’ Humour in Romance Workshop
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 – Byron Writers Festival – All Day Writing Workshop

Festival Director

  • Bangalow Big Joke Festival – 2007. 2008 & 2009
    Create and program a four day regional comedy Festival
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