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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

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
2
0
1
1

Amazing

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

New Season!!! Please

By gospelactivist♥️ - Jun 11 2019
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This is one of the best podcasts I have ever heard!!!!
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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.

Rank #1: Chapter 1: you will be fed up before you've even left the womb

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In the middle of the night host Rosie Waterland's Mum and Dad pack everything in the car and flee Sydney to escape bikie drug dealers after a deal did not exactly go to plan. Mum and Dad escape to Tumut, with Rosie in Lisa's tummy and Rosie's big sister safe in the back seat of the car. But is that what really happened on that fateful night? Lisa's recollection is somewhat different to the story Rosie has been able to piece together over the years; and fleeing Sydney in the middle of the night isn't just about getting away from bikies..
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Aug 22 2017
33 mins
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Rank #2: Chapter 17: you will end up in a mental institution

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When a guy wearing nothing but a bedsheet as a toga pushes in front of you in the dinner line so he can get better dibs on the custard, you know you've hit rock bottom. Host Rosie Waterland's was twenty-four, and was in a mental institution. Pretty much nailing life. It all began when she found the boy - a perfect, funny, good-looking boy whom she met while at her job working at the movies. Rosie's year-long destructive partying phase was over, and this boy was the next distraction.

Although she didn't realise it at the time, Rosie needed a disaster at this point in her life to push her down to rock bottom, so that she could finally learn how to claw her own way out and build her own life. This boy was that disaster.

When things weren't going her way in the relationship, Rosie started to panic. Her state of mind began to deteriorate rapidly and before she knew it, she was in need of serious help. Seven years after these events, Rosie now revisits this time of her life. She's two years older after having originally written about it in 'The Anti-Cool Girl', and even after such a short time some things seem different again, especially with Lisa's own personal working experience having worked as a mental health nurse.

If any of this episode causes distress or concern, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at www.lifeline.org.au or contact your health care professional.

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
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Jan 16 2018
45 mins
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Rank #3: Chapter 22: you will become an anti-cool girl

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The final episode! Host Rosie Waterland's 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 terrible at it, she now confesses that she was always fixated on trying to impress everyone around her.

Then for a very brief and exhausting moment, Rosie found herself on the inside looking out. That moment then followed with her writing her first book 'The Anti-Cool Girl' and now this series where she has been able to look back on her life with the woman who knows her better than anyone else. This final episode looks back at all that they have spoken about, how it all ties in together and where that leaves Rosie and mum Lisa's relationship from here.

'Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie - The Live Event' is in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in April and May. Tickets available now at http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterland

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
Find Rosie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieWaterlandOnline/
Follow Rosie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosiewaterland/
Follow Rosie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosiewaterland

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Feb 27 2018
43 mins
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Rank #4: 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
28 mins
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Rank #5: Chapter 14: you will lose your virginity, followed by your mind

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The lucky boy was Josh - a day student from the College - who host Rosie Waterland's had started dating during her final few weeks there. After a few false starts, Rosie's path of self-discovery was on. It was also a period of time Rosie realised a boyfriend could help fill a void in her life. A boyfriend could be like a dependency, like a drug: why deal with a pesky depression that was slowly overtaking your brain, when it disappears every time you snuggle into your boyfriends shoulder? Why bother learning to feel strong for yourself, when he can be strong for you?

It wasn't the best way to handle things at the time, especially when Rosie's mental health was about to turn to jelly. Josh was a loyal and caring boyfriend but the going for Rosie was rough.

If this episode causes any concerns, please contact Lifeline on 131144 or at www.lifeline.org.au

Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/
Find Rosie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieWaterlandOnline/
Follow Rosie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosiewaterland/
Follow Rosie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosiewaterland

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Dec 12 2017
41 mins
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Rank #6: 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
39 mins
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Rank #7: Chapter 10: your foster dad will stick his hands down your pants, and you will feel so, so lucky

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It was hard for host Rosie Waterland and her big sister to keep up appearances when mum Lisa hadn't been home in four days. After a while, others started to cotton on - including the Department of Community Services. For a while Rosie and sister stayed with relatives here and there; and then they hit the foster home jackpot: a very-well-to-do family with a big swish house AND a place in the country. Everybody kept saying how lucky they were. Until some pretty suspect things started happening.

Rosie and her big sister's time at that house ended up with a set of events that put the two young children in some very uncomfortable and confronting situations. Rosie and Lisa now get to talk about what happened at that time, how Rosie and her sister dealt with it in the months and years afterwards, and how that time now sits with Rosie years afterwards.

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/

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Oct 24 2017
24 mins
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Rank #8: 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/
Find Rosie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieWaterlandOnline/
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Dec 05 2017
46 mins
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Rank #9: 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
38 mins
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Rank #10: Chapter 11: you will get your first period, and it won't be the only blood you have to deal with that year

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"There was red stuff on Rosie's undies this morning, but you don't want to know about secret women's business." Host Rosie Waterland's was thirteen and life was the most stable it had been for a while for Rosie and family.. but this was not the type of conversation you wanted to have happen on the school bus. Her little sister spilt the beans and now everyone knew about it.

This wasn't going to be the only blood related incident that year for Rosie though: an argument between mum Lisa and partner Brian the Homeowner became a bloody one, with an urgent trip to the hospital for Lisa and a call to Rosie to rush home from a friend's place to guard the TV.

How did it get to this point? Was the blood really as bad as Rosie remembered it? And what was with the TV? Rosie and Lisa finally talk through that night for the first time, what happened to the family after that point and the pain that came with the subsequent separation of the family.

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Oct 31 2017
40 mins
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