For the first time, Mandy Nolan – legendary comic and author – has brought together a collection of some of her most provocative, polarising and most humorous columns written for the iconic and long-running newspaper The Byron Bay Echo.
Mandy has been writing for over twenty years and her Soapbox columns are something of an institution. Her resolute, irreverent and outspoken voice is a weekly call to arms for a population who identify as living outside the mainstream. She courts controversy with a wide range of topics close to her heart: social justice, feminism, environmentalism, climate change, kids and family, ageing and body image. Every column is written in typical Mandy style, acerbic, cutting, gently mocking, heart-wrenching and most times just downright funny. She’ll make you laugh. She’ll make you think. She’ll make you stand up and scream ‘YES!’. Or she’ll make you so angry you’ll write letters to the editor and send her hate mail. Like her or love her, everyone READS her, because Mandy Nolan is a unique woman with something to say. She isn’t a fence sitter – she is an amazon of a woman who turns up and rips the fence out to make you accountable for where you stand.
The Full Mandy is the perfect gift for yourself or someone you know who needs a good laugh.
‘Be prepared to be mightily offended, deeply challenged and to laugh like a drain. At least that’s the way I react. In these troubled times we need a healthy emetic, a purge, even an enema. And with all due respect (meaning not much) Mandy Nolan is just the woman to administer it.’ Mungo MacCallum, journalist