I will never forget my first love letter. It was a moment that opened me to the possibility that I could be the object of someone else’s desire. I was 11 years old. It was simple, strangely poignant and obnoxious, all at the same time. It said:
‘My name is William Sommerfield.
I wear white. I have seen you on the bus.
If you don’t go with me
You can get ******.’
Despite his eloquent turn of phrase I took the latter option. And I have never looked back.
In Boyfriends We’ve All Had (and Shouldn’t Have) Mandy Nolan turns her acerbic wit onto boyfriends past ... and no one escapes her observations. From the needy besotted drip to the brooding unavailable bad boy, from Mr New Age to Mr Moody, Mandy has seen them all come and go in her quest for Mr Right. This is a hilarious and revealing
look at the emotional, pot-boiling mess and angst of romantic relationships.
It’s wicked. Sometimes touching. But always funny. And did we mention wicked?
You have been warned …
‘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”.
‘Reading this book is like having a long boozy arvo with your best and naughtiest girlfriend.’ - Catherine Devaney
Mandy Nolan is a comedian, speaker and author. She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for The Hoopla and Mamamia. Over ten years Mandy has developed a high profile as an outrageously entertaining stand-up comedian who has leapt into print and created a national audience. You can find out more about her current projects at www.mandynolan.com.au.