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Hardcover I'm Glad My Mom Died Book

ISBN: 1982185821

ISBN13: 9781982185824

I'm Glad My Mom Died

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* #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * MORE THAN 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD 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...

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

A Very Honest Book

Such a relatable story. She told the story very well and honestly without leading you to feel a certain way.

10/10 phenomenal book

This book is so well written and covers such tough topics in a approachable and funny way. Hands down one of the best books I've read.

This book got me back into reading!!

I never really liked reading but this book definitely broke that for me! It's an unbelievable story of her childhood. It has trauma and drama and you definitely don't wanna put the book down!

Heartbreaking honesty and deeply human.

And incredibly horrifying story. I could not put it down. It’s very relatable, even to those who have not been forced into stardom by a pushy mother who mentally manipulated them. A very human story, most people with a mother will find someway to relate to.

I was bawling.

This book is everything. It connected and made me feel seen with the complex relationship as well as the work to heal from it. This will be two Christmas gifts this year. Would love to send it to my therapist and have a discussion on generational trauma.

Boy, did I ever relate to this one

My "mother" had no aspirations for me, but she blamed me for everything that went wrong in her life. I was the first born, and even at age 5, I remember her telling me "if it hadn't been for you, I would have never married @@@@". For years, I never understood why it was my fault. At age 12, I finally learned from a drunk @@@@ that he was not my father. He was "boohooing" that my mother had just up and walked off leaving 7 kids behind. She had been disappearing for several years... a couple of days at first, then gradually a week at a time, then a month at a time, finally she just left. The other kids (all younger were adopted out to different families) but I was a teenage then (13) so was told I was basically unadoptable. @@@@ was in jail (constantly drunk) so I decided to "hit the road". Long story short, 18 months later I was picked up by the cops for not being in school, sent to an orphanage (they didn't know anything about me), I graduated, went to college, got my degrees, etc. I've been married almost 55 years now to a beautiful understanding wife, and we have two grown daughters who never knew anyone from my side of the family (thank goodness). I know what Jennette must have experienced to some degree, but we all react differently. I'm glad she found help, made it through that tunnel, and thank her for sharing her story so others can learn.

Well written and powerful

Jennette McCurdy's book will keep you turning the page from cover to cover. It's beautifully written, starting out sounding like a child's narrative then growing into an adult voice. Having grown up with some of the shows McCurdy starred in, this was a glimpse into the other side of that world-- the one beyond the TV screen. Anyone who reads this should be prepared to go through so many emotions: pain, confusion, curiosity, and more. I highly recommend this book.

im glad her mom died too


Great Read

I was sucked right in. Super quick read.

Jennette is a Wonderful Writer

I love Jeanette's writing and how she captures her experiences.

Trauma Made Light.

McCurdy captures her memoir in a way that makes enjoyable to read. The short chapters and humorous tone are what make this book perfect. I’m able to relate to her in so many ways that keep me from feeling alone in my own situation. I recommend this book to anyone regardless of your relation with your parents.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died in Staff Picks: The Best Reads of 2022
Staff Picks: The Best Reads of 2022
Published by Amanda Cleveland • December 28, 2022

While there was a clear winner for "The Best Book of 2022" after asking our staff (and we'll tell you what it is!), surprisingly when we asked our staff their favorite reads of the year too, we got different answers from all across the time stream. Check out what we read and loved this year, you might just find your next favorite!

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