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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
4.7 stars from 1,624 ratings
Can’t stop listening
This podcast is simultaneously delightful and heartbreaking. Most outstandingly is the kindness and humour with which Rosie treats her mum in their post chapter conversations - given the way her mother’s addiction, decisions and choices impacted her and her siblings. That anyone can find humour...Read full review »
Emiliamim via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/20/21
Loved this!
Rosie, you write like a dream! Thank you to you and your mum for sharing your families story xx
Tina546 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/08/21
So frustrating
I have no idea what rating to give this. The mother is gaslighting Rosie the entire time. Rosie was subjected to sexual abuse due to her mother’s alcoholism and yet she thinks her alcohol fuelled POV is correct. She doesn’t apologise or try to empathise with her kid. Sorry but she’s so...Read full review »
havahahvajdjbshakanba via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/26/21
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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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