This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: 172  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Feminism
Rosie Waterland isn’t about to sugarcoat things. Her laugh-out-loud recaps of The Bachelor won her a legion of devoted fans. With her new memoir The Anti-Cool Girl, she lays bare a past with all the ingredients of a That’s Life article – addict parents, bullying, neglect, abusive foster parents, eating disorders and an impossibly perfect older sister. With her trademark humour and red-raw honesty, Rosie talks to Zoe Norton Lodge about coming to terms with her past – and being okay with herself again.

Saturday 21 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Rosie Waterland (Australian)

Other than writing one of the most honest memoirs this decade, Rosie Waterland is a media phenomenon. Only 28 years old, she rose to fame with her laugh-out-loud funny recaps of The Bachelor, which had people clicking onto the Mamamia website in astounding numbers. Richard Glover announced it as 'the best television writing since Clive James'. The Anti Cool Girl is her first book. She also is the host of The Binge, a podcast about television.

Zoe Norton Lodge (Australian)

Zoe Norton Lodge is a writer and performer working in print, stage, radio and television. She runs the hit storytelling night (now also a tv show and podcast) Story Club, currently in its eighth year. In 2015 wrote her first book, a collection of true stories Almost Sincerely. She has worked as a writer/performer on various ABC TV shows including The Hamster Wheel, The Hamster Decides, and The Chaser's Media Circus. In 2016 she created Summer School for ABC's RN, a series of one hour lessons - from the history of libraries to the history of dogs. She is currently writing and presenting on her fourth season of ABC TV's The Checkout.



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