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.
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