Book Review: Finding Peace in My Mother’s Passing

Jennette McCurdy: A Child Star’s Journey

If you were a kid in the 2000s, you most likely spent your Saturday mornings watching Nickelodeon. And if you were a fan of shows like iCarly and Sam & Cat, then you definitely know who Jennette McCurdy is. In her new memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” Jennette shares a heartbreaking and hilarious account of her experiences as a former child actor.

Jennette McCurdy’s mother had a dream for her daughter to become a star, and so began Jennette’s journey into the entertainment industry. But with that dream came a lot of pressure, both physically and mentally. At just six years old, Jennette was put on a strict diet and weighed herself five times a day. Her mother would give her at-home makeovers and even showered with her until she was sixteen. And if that wasn’t enough, her mother controlled her income and read her diaries and emails.

But despite all of this, Jennette pursued acting and eventually landed a role on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Her mother was thrilled and even became friendly with the paparazzi. But fame came with its own set of challenges. Jennette struggled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifested in eating disorders, addiction, and unhealthy relationships.

Things took an even darker turn when her mother passed away from cancer, while Jennette was still starring in the spinoff series Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande. It was then that Jennette decided to focus on her mental health and ultimately made the difficult decision to quit acting.

In “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” Jennette shares the ups and downs of her journey with refreshing candor and dark humor. She lays out the good, the bad, and the ugly of life as a child actor, and how she has come to terms with the loss of her mother and the pressures that came with her career.

It’s a tale of resilience, independence, and ultimately, self-discovery. Jennette’s story is proof that even when life throws you curveballs, you can come out stronger on the other side. And if that means washing your own hair, then that’s something to be grateful for.

So whether you’re a longtime fan of Jennette McCurdy or just looking for a compelling memoir to add to your reading list, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is definitely worth checking out. It’s an inspiring reminder that no matter how tough things get, there’s always a way to take back control of your life.
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