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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

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

MelChamp73 ,

Really cool idea

It was really cool listening to Rosie read her memoir and then discuss it with her mum and see their different perspectives. Truly heartbreaking story though

Axiom777 ,

Thanks Rosie! You’re a champ!

This podcast is one of my fave’s & thank you both for being so honest & raw. Your story is similar to my own except my birth giver would never be brave enough to face up to this as Lisa has. Hence, she does not deserve being called “Mum”.
Despite all you have both been through, you still love & respect each other. And Lisa’s laugh! Bless her cotton socks. Such a character.

Thanks, ladies ✌🏼

MrSquidman ,

Amazing!!!!

Rosie you are an inspiration, I loved your podcast, and your mum she ended up been my hero too. Smile sweet girl , you radiate warmth inside and out. I can not wait for the next podcast.

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