Author(s): Mandy Nolan
Welcome to the wonderful, slightly-wacky world of Mandy Nolan. She is a stand-up comedian, an artist and a mother of five children ranging in age from toddler to teenager. Her on-stage accounts of everyday events of 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 slightly dysfunctional family life - and her attempts to be like the perfect, ideal mother she knows exists ...somewhere. Mandy's perspective on home life and all its complications is delightfully unconventional and, above all, wickedly funny. Her humorous take on the bizarre events and mundanities of daily life are honestly and sharply observed - whether it is trying to revive her children's dying guinea pig, coping with their Facefriends, explaining the dangers of sex and drugs (while hoping desperately they don't find out about her own past indiscretions), battling against head lice and the politics of lunch-making, railing against being a human taxi or struggling to regain her own disappearing self-identity.