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I'm Glad My Mom Died

From the moment she was six years old, Jennette was thrust into the spotlight, forced to endure rigorous acting lessons, excessive dieting, and an unwavering focus on her career at the expense of her own happiness.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Author: Jennette McCurdy
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Genre: Auto Biography
  • No of Pages: 320

Summary and Reviews


In a raw and unflinching memoir, former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy recounts her tumultuous childhood under the oppressive control of her stage mom, Debbie. From the moment she was six years old, Jennette was thrust into the spotlight, forced to endure rigorous acting lessons, excessive dieting, and an unwavering focus on her career at the expense of her own happiness.

Debbie's relentless pursuit of fame for her daughter resulted in a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship that left Jennette with deep-seated insecurities, eating disorders, and a relentless struggle to find her own identity. As she grew older, Jennette's struggles extended beyond her home life, leading to substance abuse and a series of toxic relationships that further fueled her downward spiral.

Through therapy and a newfound determination to heal, Jennette embarked on a journey of self-discovery, confronting her past traumas and reclaiming her own narrative. With refreshing honesty and dark humor, she shares her experiences of navigating the challenges of fame, addiction, and the complexities of family relationships.

'I'm Glad My Mom Died' is a poignant and powerful story of resilience, the enduring power of family bonds, and the transformative journey of healing from childhood trauma. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the unwavering hope for redemption, even in the darkest of times.