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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 physically or emotionally couldn't. But in 2016, Lisa got sober. She has maintained that sobriety for the longest period Rosie has ever seen and.. she has finally read the book. She has many thoughts.

The first of which is that most of Rosie's memoir is a lie. 

 Now is their time to talk all about it. In each episode Rosie reads a chapter from the book, and then Rosie and Lisa talk through it - is it all true or false? What really happened? Each chapter becomes a real conversation about the past, present and future for Rosie and Lisa.

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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 physically or emotionally couldn't. But in 2016, Lisa got sober. She has maintained that sobriety for the longest period Rosie has ever seen and.. she has finally read the book. She has many thoughts.

The first of which is that most of Rosie's memoir is a lie. 

 Now is their time to talk all about it. In each episode Rosie reads a chapter from the book, and then Rosie and Lisa talk through it - is it all true or false? What really happened? Each chapter becomes a real conversation about the past, present and future for Rosie and Lisa.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

bhaiteeo ,

Denial

Rosie love you baby girl!!! You are a survivor!!! Your mother is identical to a friend of mine that continually argues with her daughters about the past and refuses to accept their view of what happened. Children definitely clearly remember things that have impacted on them emotionally much more than a drunk mother would. Your mother desperately wants to believe she was a good mother! she was an appallingly horrendous mother. She should have supported you by herself not by using men as they were not responsible for her children’s welfare! Love you girl!

HaYDyN7 ,

10/10

I love listening and love the connect I feel like I have with you and your mother.

Coolasmungbeans ,

Love the content BUT....

Love this podcast. Haven’t read the book. Was so addicted however Rosie’s ads for channel sevens super switch at the beginning, middle and end of every episode make me like ridiculously, irrationally angry LOL. The forced movie/drama voice, the obvious forced to advertise feel and the SAME AD EVERY. DAMN. TIME. Omg I just skip sometimes but most of the time I’m laying in bed listening and don’t want to get up to get my phone and skip every beginning, middle and end of every episode. Other than that, this podcast is the only podcast ever that I’ve listened to every single episode!

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