As I write this review I am watching ICarly. I grew up loving ICarly and it was something me and my brother really enjoyed doing together. When I heard Jannette wrote a book about her life I was so excited to read it, but sadly I failed to pre order it and of course it was sold out immediately the day it released. Luckily I am a Scribd subscriber and they had the audio book as part of my subscription. Let me tell you, I devoured this book!
Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died
“I take a longer look at the words on her headstone.
Brave, kind, loyal, sweet, loving, graceful, strong, thoughtful, funny, genuine, hopeful, playful, insightful, and on and on…
Was she, though? Was she any of those things? The words make me angry. I can’t look at them any longer.
Why do we romanticize the dead? Why can’t we be honest about them?”
About The Book
Author: Jannette McCurdy
Publisher: Simon and Shuster
Published Date: August 9, 2022
Page Count: 320 Pages
Main Genres: Non Fiction, Memoir, Mental Health
GoodReads Rating: 4.72
“I’m becoming an angry person with no tolerance for anyone. I’m aware of this shift and yet have no desire to change it. If anything, I want it. It’s armor. It’s easier to be angry than to feel to pain underneath it.”Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jannette was only 6 years old when her mother decided she should start her acting career, stating she only wants Jannette to have all the opportunities she never had growing up. Jannette and her mother were best friends or so Jannette thought until she started realizing in her adulthood that her mothers intentions might have not been the most pure. Follow along Jannette’s heart breaking story of becoming a young childhood actress with many eating disorders brought upon her by her own mother and how she worked to overcome the impossible.
“I don’t like knowing people in the context of things. “Oh, that’s the person I work out with. That’s the person I’m in a book club with. That’s the person I did that show with.” Because once the context ends, so does the friendship”Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died
To say this book was heartbreaking would be an understatement. I feel like Jannette had her childhood taken away from her without her even knowing which is so sad!
When watching ICarly you would never be able to tell that she was going through so many difficult struggles in her life which only comes to show that she was a very talented actress but she never really got to make that choice for herself. When she told her mom she didn’t want to act her mother would gas light her into thinking it is exactly what she wants and needs in life.
Jannette’s story is so heartbreaking and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what I would have done in her shoes. She is unbelievably strong for coming out and telling her story and I am grateful she was part of my childhood.
I hope everyone will take the time to read her story because it needs to be heard!
QOTD: What is your favorite Memoir
“I’m done being a good sport. I resent being a good sport. If I wasn’t such a good sport to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place. I wouldn’t be on this shitty show saying these shitty lines on this shitty set with this shitty hairstyle. Maybe my life would be entirely different right now. I fantasize about it being different.”Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died