Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie (AUS)

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.

LATEST EPISODE

Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie (AUS)

Chapter 22: You Will Become An Anti-Cool Girl

The final episode! Rosie 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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores
00:44:57 2/27/2018

Past Episodes

When you're twenty-seven years old and realise that you have no clue how to post a letter, it's obvious something has gone very wrong somewhere along the line.<br> <br>Now that Rosie was out there living on her own as a functioning adult, she realised she didn't know as much as she thought she did about being a functioning adult. She had somehow, against all odds, made it to her late twenties, but there were just some things she had missed along the way. Filling in the missing pieces meant for some very awkward conversations with shop assistants, work colleagues and family members.<br> <br>Rosie and Lisa talk about those things she missed, but Lisa isn't having a bar of some of what Rosie says.<br> <br>'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<br><br>Based on Rosie Waterland's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl'. Buy it here: https://rosiewaterland.com/books/<br>Find Rosie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieWaterlandOnline/<br>Follow Rosie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosiewaterland/<br>Follow Rosie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosiewaterland<br><br>Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/<br>Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/<br>Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau<br><br>Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores

00:40:00 2/19/2018
If Lisa thought there was ever going to be an episode from Rosie's book 'The Anti-Cool Girl' that was going to make her squirm, this is it. This one is about Rosie's more adult escapades: the time she scared a penis back inside itself and the time Rosie went on her first and only Tinder date only for it to turn out very differently to how she thought it would. It's not very often that a mother and her grown daughter get to discuss sex, but here it is for all to listen to in all its glorious detail.

'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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores
00:51:25 2/6/2018
After her time in the mental institution, Rosie had never had a healthier sense of self-worth in her entire life. She was learning how to be her own saviour, how to feel comfortable being single and how to be mentally healthy. And then there was the issue of the weight gain. It began pretty much straight after leaving hospital. The disordered eating and Rosie's attitude towards food started back in drama school, and the cycle of binging and purging and starving had been going on in the entire seven years after that. Before she knew it, Rosie had gained ninety kilos, and that was the perfect excuse to never leave her room again.

That was until she read a crappy article on the internet. In frustration, she wrote her own piece and submitted it to top Australian women's website, Mamamia. This sparked off a dramatic change in Rosie's career and her view on life. Rosie and Lisa talk about this period of time - there are a number of issues here they clearly do not agree on.

'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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores
00:52:36 1/30/2018
Just like when Rosie was little, something about Mum calling her 'darling' calmed her down. After spending almost a month in a mental home, that's exactly what Rosie needed. And Lisa understood that. She was the only person in Rosie's life who understood what she was going through. So with Lisa's help, Rosie jumped on a plane to Dubbo and was soon being cared for by Mum with roast chicken and cheesy potato bake. Lisa might not have always been there for Rosie in life; but this week, this one week, she was.

But Rosie couldn't help but think how she had seen her Lisa in just as much pain only a few years back, and at that point Rosie had left mum on her own. This look back is about these two moments in Rosie and Lisa's lives.

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/
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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:30:29 1/23/2018
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. Rosie 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/
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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:45:50 1/16/2018
Through her time at boarding school and then at drama school, Rosie 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/
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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:31:43 1/11/2018
Rosie knew that she would chicken out. She knew it all the way through the rehearsal and all day before the first performance. It was 2006 and it was Rosie's second year at a very crappy drama school. But drama school wasn't just about learning to act, it was how Rosie found her soul mates - a like-minded community of people who wanted to laugh at life and then skip movement class to go to the pub.

Rosie reminisces about this happy time in her life - the acting classes, going out and a mishap with a guy after a party on a golf course green. It's one thing though writing these stories for a book, but a completely different thing to read these stories out loud to your Mum.

This episode contains sex and drug themes.

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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:36:00 12/19/2017
The lucky boy was Josh - a day student from the College - who Rosie 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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:41:43 12/12/2017
"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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:38:44 10/10/2017
Rosie 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

Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/
Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau

Download the PodcastOne app from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
00:39:39 10/3/2017

Shows You Might Like

Comments

You must be a premium member to leave a comment.

Copyright © 2018 PodcastOne.com. All Rights Reserved. | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy

Powered By Nox Solutions