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Publisher Description

'I'm okay!' The bestselling author of The Anti-Cool Girl returns with a devastating, heartbreaking, brilliant, brave and laugh-out-loud funny memoir of telling lies and being on the brink...

'I had made it! All my dreams had come true. I had an operating fridge, I was doing brilliantly, and I had written the memoir to prove it. I even had online haters. I had conquered life at 30 and nothing was ever going to go wrong again!'

It was all going so well for Rosie Waterland. Until it wasn't.

Until, shockingly, something awful happened and Rosie went into agonising free fall.

Until late one evening she found herself in a hospital emergency bed, trembling and hooked to a drip. Over the course of that long, painful night, she kept thinking about how ironic it was, that right in the middle of writing a book about lies, she'd ended up telling the most significant lie of all.

A raw, beautiful, sad, shocking - and very, very funny - memoir of all the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.

Praise for The Anti-Cool Girl:

'Hilarious, wise, gutsy, clear-eyed, devastating and uplifting. It's a marvel.' Richard Glover

'Waterland's writing is ... individual, wounded, brilliant and hilarious' Sydney Morning Herald

'If Augusten Burroughs and Lena Dunham abandoned their child in an Australian housing estate, she'd write this heartbreaking, hilarious book.' Dominic Knight, The Chaser

The Anti-Cool Girl was shortlisted for the 2016 Indie Book Awards and for the 2016 ABIA Awards for Biography of the Year, and in addition was the Winner of the 2016 ABIA Awards People's Choice for the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year

Biographies & Memoirs
1 August
4th Estate
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

Rezzie9 ,

No one else could do it better

This story was not a nice one to tell but Rosie made it entertaining and funny whilst still being serious and sad. Go Rosie, you rock my world!

Ali Sim ,

Honest, raw and funny

Enjoyed this a lot

Bambett ,

So many feels in one paragraph!

I tried to 'save' reading this second book but just could not put it down!!
Absolutely my most favourite author by far! I laugh, cringe and cry with each chapter. I look forward to what the future holds.. plenty more REAL LOLZ I know!

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