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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 1,582 ratings
Raw & honest.
Absolutely loved this podcast. It’s brutally honest & an even though it’s a hard listen at times, it’s very enjoyable to listen too and funny. I think Rosie & her mum are amazingly brave to speak about their mental illnesses. I’m glad that both ladies have got the help they needed &...Read full review »
Déise Girl via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/14/21
So brave
Wow so brave, heart breaking, funny, real and raw. Such an eye opener. Makes me wonder how I am doing as a parent. I have drank, smoked, partied etc. but don’t anymore. But I’m super lazy when to comes to house work. I hope I’m not damaging them too bad. I wish you, your mum and whole family...Read full review »
Kezza wacka via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/11/21
My mum day my memoir is a lie
A Fabulously brave and courageous podcast. So interesting. I loved your concept of reading your book of your memoirs, chapter by chapter, to your mum and then listening to her response. You two never missed a beat. I couldn't stop listening. I can see how this experience would bring you...Read full review »
Lisa from Sydney via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/28/21
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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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