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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
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ABC_makes_3 ,

Listening a second time through

Rosie is such an inspirational woman. Her ability to find so much humor in what seems to have been a very tumultuous upbringing is amazing.

pcknUpwht ,

Review

This mom is just awful. She takes no responsibility for the terrible things she did to her children. As a mom, if my daughter were Rosie, I would be just heartbroken.

Dang Fine Mom ,

I started at the last one and fell in love

Truthfully I was looking for story telling, interview podcasts to hopefully be a guest on to promote my podcast, “ If it’s not 1 thing it’s your Mother.” I came across this gem and hours of the time that I should have spent on marketing was eaten up by this mother daughter podcast. I will tell you my time was not waisted. Actually now I have to share it with everyone I know.
Lupe @ifitsnot1ThingitsyourMother

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