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Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie
In 2015, Rosie Waterland published her first book, a memoir called "The Anti-Cool Girl". The book is about her childhood, her growing up, and her becoming an adult; all with mentally ill, drug and alcohol addicted parents, child protection, foster care, caravans and couches. There were crazy and very difficult times but also some funny times too. Rosie is 30 now, her mum Lisa is now 53. Since the book came out, the one question Rosie is always asked is more than any other is, "Has your Mum read the book?" Lisa hadn't read it for a while, because her drinking was so bad that she...
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4.7 stars from 1,530 ratings
Beyond inspirational
Amazing, inspirational, heartbreaking, heartwarming, sad, raw, intense, comedy gold... words only touch the surface to describe this podcast and your story. Rosie you are a brilliant story teller and a survivor if ever there was one. Only those that have experienced childhood trauma can...Read full review »
Punchy2232 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/04/20
So interesting and insightful
I loved getting even more depth to what was already a great book! You both covered so many challenging and complex issues with honesty and humour. Your dynamic was so interesting to listen to. Thanks for sharing so much through what was clearly a difficult process for you both
KarinaG22 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/03/20
Rosie is amazing!
This show is so fabulous, please make another one with your second book Rosie! Such a huge insight into Rosie’s funny, quirky and inspiring life.
Aislinn Naughton via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/09/20
Recent Episodes
The final episode! Rosie spent a lifetime struggling to understand why she wasn't a cool kid, constantly wondering just what she was missing. From her early days trying to hide her poo pants from her sister's friends, to later days doing drugs and pretending to enjoy sex with boys who were...
Published 02/27/18
Published 02/27/18
When you're twenty-seven years old and realise that you have no clue how to post a letter, it's obvious something has gone very wrong somewhere along the line. Now that Rosie was out there living on her own as a functioning adult, she realised she didn't know as much as she thought she did about...
Published 02/19/18
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