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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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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 1,313 ratings
Worth the commitment!
What a warm, funny, heartbreaking, devastating and intense podcast. Thanks for sharing this Rosie, you are giving the voice to so many people who don’t have one.
Shezlouise via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/18/19
Very interesting
I’m enjoying the podcast so far. Some people here criticise the mother for not owning up to things but even amongst the sober, no two memories are ever the same. Her reality is likely different to the actual reality but it’s still her reality. And in some cases maybe Rosie’s recollection wasn’t...Read full review »
Cooops via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/05/19
One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to.
kruzhi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/19
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
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
If Lisa thought there was ever going to be an episode from Rosie's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl' that was going to make her squirm, this is it. This one is about Rosie's more adult escapades: the time she scared a penis back inside itself and the time Rosie went on her first and only Tinder date only...
Published 02/06/18
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