Book Review: I’m Glad My Mom Died

If you watched iCarly, you’d recognize child actress Jennette McCurdy. As a Nickelodeon star, she was thrust into the spotlight, even gaining her own spinoff. But it was her mother who thrust her into acting in the first place. So intent was her mother on having a famous daughter that she happily introduced and encouraged an eating disorder. Jennette goes along with everything because, well, what else was she going to do? She is surprisingly candid about her unconventional relationship and upbringing, as well as how this trauma manifested itself into an alcohol addition and unhealthy romantic relationships.

Wow wow wow. Move over Rose and Gypsy; this mother/daughter relationship takes dysfunction to entirely new levels. Helicopter Mom doesn’t even begin to describe it. I don’t think I’ll ever be over the fact that her mother showered with her until she was a full grown adult. What the actual what?! I don’t often enjoy celebrity memoirs, but this is quite the exception.

5 out of 5 stars.

Pair with: an appletini