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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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5.0 stars from 1,313 ratings
Great podcast with a big ‘if’
Rosie is wonderful and the stories told are raw, open, honest, sad and funny. The big ‘if ’ for me is that I found myself increasingly angry and frustrated at her mum’s comments as she comes across as lacking self awareness and in denial for all the damage she did in the past. I have a lot of...Read full review »
lunalunera2020 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/20
Worth the listen ! Love it
Loving the podcast. Thank you for being so Raw and open and sharing your childhood it must be very difficult and draining to talk so openly about this. I only just stared following you and you’re a great story teller. To the people only giving one star because you don’t like the way her mother...Read full review »
sskate217 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/07/20
Funny, Honest and Vulnerable
Awesome podcast, maybe you could go on from here and keep telling stories about your life currently. You are a great storyteller :)
liztv via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/23/20
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
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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