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This memoir authored by Jennette McCurdy, renowned for her roles in iCarly and Sam & Cat, delves into her personal experiences as a former child actor. McCurdy candidly discusses her arduous journey, encompassing eating disorders, addiction, and a complex dynamic with her overbearing mother. Moreover, the novel chronicles McCurdy’s subsequent reclamation of agency, as she navigates the path towards regaining control over her life.
Jennette McCurdy commenced her acting career at the tender age of six, when she participated in her inaugural audition. The mother harboured aspirations for her sole daughter to achieve stardom, and Jennette was willing to go to great lengths to fulfil her mother’s desires. Consequently, she complied with her mother’s practise of “calorie restriction,” adhering to a limited dietary intake and frequently monitoring her weight through five daily weigh-ins. Jennette McCurdy had significant personal transformations within the confines of their residence, during which their mother expressed disapproval by stating, “Your eyelashes are imperceptible, understood?” The Author received assistance with personal hygiene from their mother until the age of sixteen, during which time they also shared their diaries, email correspondence, and financial earnings.
Jennette narrates all of this in uncompromising detail in her book I’m Glad My Mom Died, just as she chronicles what occurs when the dream is eventually realised. Jennette is plagued with worry, guilt, and self-loathing, which materialise as eating disorders, addiction, and a succession of destructive relationships, whilst Mom is thrilled, emailing fan club moderators, and being on a first-name terms with the press (“Hi Gale!”). These problems only get worse as she takes the lead role in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat opposite Ariana Grande shortly after her mother passes away from cancer shortly after that. Jennette is finally able to start getting better and figure out what she wants for the first time in her life because she found therapy and decided to stop playing.
Narrated with a candid and humorous tone, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is a compelling account that explores themes of resilience, self-reliance, and the gratification derived from performing personal grooming tasks, such as shampooing one’s own hair.
About The Author Jennette McCurdy
Jennette McCurdy commenced her career in the realm of child acting, which, by the time she reached her late teenage years, had garnered her considerable achievements, including her prominent roles in the popular Nickelodeon television series iCarly and its spin-off, Sam & Cat. Subsequently, she embarked on a prominent role in the Netflix series Between, and briefly pursued a country music vocation under Capitol Records Nashville. Despite achieving significant success in her career, McCurdy experienced feelings of shame and dissatisfaction with around 90% of her professional accomplishments documented in her résumé. Consequently, she resorted to alcohol as a coping mechanism. However, this approach proved ineffective, prompting her decision to discontinue her acting career and instead embark on a new path in writing and directing, commencing in 2017.
She has authored and directed a pilot episode, as well as four short films. The author’s work has been prominently showcased in reputable platforms such as The Hollywood Reporter, Short of the Week, Florida Film Festival, Salute Your Shorts, among others. She has authored pieces for prominent publications such as the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal. The solo theatrical production titled “I’m Glad My Mom Died” experienced a fully booked engagement at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre. She also serves as the host of a podcast titled “Empty Inside,” whereby she engages in conversations with various guests regarding sensitive and challenging subjects.
I’m Glad My Mom Died Book Summary
So, in my pre-review of this book, where I complained about not being able to find a copy anywhere because of all the HYPE (seriously, I couldn’t find a copy anywhere, and the library had a five-hundred-year wait; thank GOD my sister sent me a copy as payment for watching her kitten), I said that the people who were giving this author crap about her choice of title were dickheads. Some people were upset with me, but I still stand by what I said. After reading this story, even more so.
People who support the mother are really giving me the side eye, because this memoir says she was verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive. Not only that, but when her daughter was 11, she taught her to have an eating problem and then kept an eye on her to make sure she kept starving herself. Not to mention the stage parenting, the freak-outs (especially while driving), and the fact that she wiped Jennette’s behind when she went to the toilet well into her preteens (imagine not trusting your 11-year-old daughter to wipe her own behind) and showered her into her late teens (sometimes with her older brother and also while giving her breast and vaginal exams, I guess to look for cancer).