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Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie

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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.

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iTunes Ratings

48 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
2
0
1
2

Amazing

By kruzhi - Jul 31 2019
Read more
One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to.

New Season!!! Please

By gospelactivist♥️ - Jun 11 2019
Read more
This is one of the best podcasts I have ever heard!!!!
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Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie

Latest release on Feb 27, 2018

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Rank #1: Chapter 3: you will be a houso kid

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Life's next turn sees the family move into a Houso complex nicknamed 'Smurf Village', a place planted right in the middle of affluent suburban Sydney. But host Rosie Waterland's and family's arrival there was not straightforward: there was a short lived marriage to a Navy man, time living in Hawaii and then moving back again to Tumut. How did all this happen? Why was Lisa arrested by the military police? And how does one navigate through the cacophony of life that is 'Smurf Village'?
Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring nationally in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Aug 30 2017

37mins

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Rank #2: Chapter 4: your friends will find a dead body in the bush, and it will be your dad

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"There's a dead guy! A dead guy!" This sighting at Smurf Village got all the children running to see. Rosie and her sister knew who it was straight away.. and it scared them. Host Rosie Waterland's dad would appear at random moments and how he turned up was different every time. What would happen when Dad would take the girls ice skating? Why were they always kicked out of the shopping centre by security? And what was Dad's way of getting ready for a picnic?

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Sep 06 2017

32mins

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Rank #3: Chapter 5: Jesus will propose to your sister, and not you. dick.

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One day, Rosie's Mum decided that they were becoming Mormons. Being a Mormon meant visits to church, bible readings and even a special day for host Rosie Waterland's sister. Why did they become Mormon? Why did the trips to church all end one day? Why did Lisa end up marrying.. in a different religion all together? Rosie uncovers some unexpected answers about Lisa's religious past for the first time.

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Sep 12 2017

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Rank #4: Chapter 8: your dad will finally die, and you'll be relieved

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Host Rosie Waterland's realised at age 8 that she was never going to be one of those incredible kids on the news who manages to save the day in a time of crisis. While staying with her Dad and Grandpa in Tumut, a fall by Grandpa sparked off a series of events that ended up with the passing of Rosie's Dad. Rosie and Lisa talk about that moment in their lives and the effect that it still has on them to this day.

This episode contains elements that may cause distress. If it does, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, SANE Australia on 1800 18 72 63 or your GP or health care professional.

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Oct 03 2017

39mins

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Rank #5: Chapter 6: you will be in rehab several times before you're ten years old

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Rosie's life growing up also meant time in rehab. But the rehab wasn't for host Rosie Waterland's, it was for her Mum. Rehab for adults with children also mean that families can stay living together at a rehab facility while the adults get the treatment they need. Time spent at one particular rehab facility turned Rosie's life upside down though when she suddenly became cool. Rosie and Lisa finally talk through the rehab experience and what it was like from both their points of view. Why did Lisa start drinking again as soon as they left rehab? Why was rehab a constant in their lives? And what was the turning point that made Lisa re-think how she was going to live her life?

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Sep 19 2017

39mins

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Rank #6: Chapter 9: your mum will chase you with a butcher's knife

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"Joooe... Jooooe! Come out, Joey baby," Rosie's mum Lisa chanted. She was trying to stab at her husband, Joe the Removalist's feet with a knife. Now it was up to a frightened young Rosie and her older sister to go and fetch help. After the passing of Rosie's dad, this was now the beginning of the end for Lisa's marriage to Joe. This point in time was also the beginning of Lisa's full decent into alcohol, often leaving Rosie and her sisters to fend for themselves. Rosie and Lisa now get to talk about that moment in time; about Lisa's then growing alcohol dependency, about that night with the knife and the recipe Rosie used to cook for herself which she still makes to this very day - "Rosie's Chicken Soup".

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Oct 10 2017

38mins

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Rank #7: Chapter 13: you will try to fit in at a very exclusive private boarding school - and fail spectacularly

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The next chapter of host Rosie Waterland's life saw her living with her Uncle Ben, who enrolled her in a very fancy boarding school. At first glance, this was an amazing turn of events: from a life of constantly moving houses, situations and people to a place with steady and protective care and learning for the next three years. Rosie had never experienced so much consistency in her entire life; she thrived on this new routine.

To start off Rosie was so, so happy. It was going to be the best time of her life.. until the bullying started. Already feeling out of place to begin with, the bullying dominated the next three years of Rosie's life. Rosie and Lisa look back on this time: how the bullying impacted Rosie then and the following chapters of her life, and how she dealt with it.

This episode contains themes that some listeners may find distressing. If it does, please contact:
Lifeline on 131114 or at https://www.lifeline.org.au/ or
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or at https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
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Dec 05 2017

46mins

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Rank #8: Chapter 7: you will get caught masturbating while watching Rugrats

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Host Rosie Waterland's is now eight, Lisa has re-married and the family have moved out of Smurf Village. For Rosie the learning about life continues, including learning about 'special place sessions'. For most families, conversations about all things sex are uncomfortable, cringe worthy moments. For Lisa, it meant giving Rosie and her sister a book that explained it all so she wouldn't have to. Years later though and they are now sitting in a podcast studio, so they get to finish the conversation they never had about sex.

Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

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Sep 26 2017

23mins

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Rank #9: Chapter 16: your second set of parents will abandon you. damn.

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Through her time at boarding school and then at drama school, host Rosie Waterland had been looked after by her uncle and aunt. Then one day, they asked her to leave. Rosie wondered if it was because they found out she had peed herself at the local supermarket.

Rosie's uncle and aunt were wealthy. They had taken her in when life at home got out of control; they sent her to a fancy boarding school and then paid for her short time at uni and then at drama school. They helped her to keep moving with her life and even paid for Rosie to go to therapy. But Rosie's life problems were more complicated than that, and Rosie admits that she was not easy to deal with during that journey. By the time Rosie's challenges got more serious, Uncle Ben and Auntie Natasha were married with children of their own, and were itching to live life as a family.. a family that didn't include the weird, withdrawn niece who dropped out of uni and hid in her room all the time: Rosie was the odd one out.

There was a lot going in Rosie's life at the time, and it was hard for her to work out was going in her own head, let alone including others in her struggles. Rosie and Lisa look back at the end of this time of her life, how and why it happened and what happened after that. Oh, and there is also the issue of how good Rosie is at looking after a dog.

If this episode causes any distress, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at www.lifeline.org.au

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
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Jan 11 2018

31mins

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Rank #10: Chapter 12: your mum will decide she is a lesbian, and she'll pick her new lover over you

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For a while there Mum, Rosie and family became a kind of gypsy family, living with whoever would take them in. Living arrangements included couches, caravans and being part of a new 'family'. After a period of moving from place to place, Lisa met someone new and their moving situation became more stable. Enter Pam The Lesbian. Pam was definitely a different kind of 'friend' for Lisa, she was besotted with Lisa. It also meant that Rosie got spoilt as Pam worked hard to impress Lisa and children.

But that was only going to last for so long. Host Rosie Waterland's and her sisters never expected what was going to happen next: that they would be kicked out and it would be Mum kicking them out. Is it really as Rosie remembered it? And how does Lisa look back on that period of time and that ill-fated night years later? Now that they are halfway through Rosie's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl', Rosie and Lisa also talk about how their memories of the past differ.

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
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Nov 28 2017

34mins

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