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Download or Read Online I'm Glad My Mom Died Free eBook PDF/ePub Jennette McCurdy , #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.
Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income.
In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail—just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi (“Hi Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants.
Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, I’m Glad My Mom Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the joy of shampooing your own hair.
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A must read, I couldn’t put it down
couldn’t put it down
I’m so glad Jennette had the courage to share her story.. this is an amazing read and I recommend everyone check it out.
I’m glad my mom died
Relate a lot to her story, made me feel heard. :)
I thought this book would be straightforward but there were so many twists and turns. I laughed and I cried. Great book. Thanks for sharing your story.
I haven’t read a book in YEARS but I really wanted to read this one & all I can say is thank you for sharing. This book took me back to several experiences with my own mother... It was nice to relate but sad that we do like that. Continue staying strong 🤍