I'm Glad My Mom Died (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
JM
Jennette McCurdy
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:26
hr min
RELEASED
2022
August 9
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
310.3
MB

Customer Reviews

iluSoMUCH ,

Incredible

What an amazing and emotional book. Couldn’t stop once I started!

EricaL1228 ,

Highly recommend

Loved it

Pujcfvfgnj ,

I’ve never related to a book in my life so much. Thank you for writing this!

I knew Jennette from iCarly like I suppose a lot of people do. But reading her memoir, I never realized how alike me and Jennette are as people it almost scares me. The book is written in this light hearted playful way. But the words are raw, intimate, detailed and impactful. I felt like I was right there feeling her feelings while reflecting on my own life and struggles: we surprisingly share lot of intimate feelings about ourselves and family. There are points I had to pause and reflect on it. At the end of the book I out loud said how proud I was of her, cheering for her. for overcoming so much and finding the strength to be better for yourself. It’s a message I really need right now and I will 100% return to this book now and again so I can never forget that. Thank you Jennette, and please keep writing!

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