This is me.
I’m a writer of all the things and generally find my own jokes particularly hilarious. Here’s this:
Rosie Waterland is an author, columnist and comedian.
Her irreverent brand of humour has been applied to topics including feminism, pop culture, body image, television, mental health and more. Rosie’s first book, The Anti Cool Girl, published by HarperCollins in 2015, was a critically acclaimed national bestseller, shortlisted for an Indie Book Award, the Russell Prize for Humour Writing and two Australian Book Industry Awards, including best biography and best new writer of the year. The Anti Cool Girl sold over 45,000 copies in its first five months in stores, and Rosie’s highly anticipated second book, Every Lie I’ve Ever Told, was published in July 2017 and also went on to become a national bestseller, subsequently being named number 41 in the Dymocks Top 101 Books Of All Time list.
Rosie has been a contributing writer on multiple Australian TV shows. She was also co-star and creator of ABC satirical political documentary series, What’s Going On: With Jamila Rizvi and Rosie Waterland, which first aired in 2016 and can now be seen on ABC iview.
Rosie debuted her first live one-woman show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2016, called My Life On The Couch (with vodka). The show sold out every performance, and Rosie took the show on a sold-out national tour in October of the same year. Her second one-woman show, Crazy Lady, had a sold-out national tour in 2017.
In 2017, Rosie created and produced a podcast based on her first book, The Anti-Cool Girl, called Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie. Distributed by PodcastOne, Mum Says gave Rosie’s mother Lisa the opportunity to dispute much of what Rosie had written about her childhood in her memoir. Each episode of Mum Says includes Rosie reading a chapter from her book, followed by a heated discussion with her mother. Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie topped the iTunes Podcast chart in its first week of release and continued to appear on the Top Ten chart throughout its initial weekly release. To date, Mum Says has been downloaded over 4 million times.
Rosie rose to popularity in 2013, with her satirical recaps of the first season of The Bachelor Australia. Fellow author and ABC presenter Richard Glover called what she did “the best television writing since Clive James.”
Rosie’s writing has been published by Huffington Post AU, US, UK and Germany, Role Reboot, Cleo magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Sunday Life and Spectrum. Along with her own books, Rosie has also been featured in popular anthologies Best Australian Comedy Writing, Better Than Sex and Mothers And Others.
Rosie is currently a columnist for Australia’s 9Honey, and is writing her third book, which will be her first work of fiction. In 2018, Rosie was announced as the newest ambassador for Australian underwear label Modibodi – one of the very few Size 22 models to ever front an Australian underwear campaign.
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