I’m Glad My Mom Died

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
Jennette McCurdy
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Sep 3, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy is a memoir recounting the actress’s

childhood through her twenties, with a focus on her relationship with her mother. Though likely

surprising to her millions of fans, the iCarly and Sam & Cat star never wanted to act. With a

narcissistic mother who had dreamed of being a child star and plenty of money issues in the

family, Jennette was forced to fulfill both her mother’s dream as well as become the

breadwinner of the family. Along with the crippling control and emotional abuse the former

actress experienced, she also went through addiction and eating disorders due to her parent.

However, her mother, cancer-ridden, eventually succumbs to the condition as Jennette reaches

adulthood. As Jennette finally quits acting, begins to go to therapy, works on her addictions, and

becomes an author, she reaches a conclusion. She’s glad her mom died.

A fascinating and emotional read, the book is funny at times and devastating at others.

I’m Glad My Mom Died offers an inside perspective on the world of child stars, as well as that of

abuse victims and those with eating disorders. The book never disappoints, both with its writing

or with its important message: you don’t owe forgiveness to the dead. It’s important to note that

the book might be triggering for anyone who’s gone through similar experiences, but I would

recommend it to just about anyone else.

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