A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former little one actor—together with consuming issues, dependancy, and a sophisticated relationship together with her overbearing mom—and the way she retook management of her life. Jennette McCurdy was six years previous when she had her first performing audition. Her mom’s dream was for her solely daughter to turn into a star, and Jennette would do something to make her mom pleased. So she went together with what Mother known as “calorie restriction,” consuming little and weighing herself 5 occasions a day. She endured in depth at-home makeovers whereas Mother chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You assume Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mother till age sixteen whereas sharing her diaries, electronic mail, and all her revenue.In I’m Glad My Mother Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching element—simply as she chronicles what occurs when the dream lastly comes true. Solid in a brand new Nickelodeon collection known as iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Although Mother is ecstatic, emailing fan membership moderators and getting on a first-name foundation with the paparazzi (“Hello Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with nervousness, disgrace, and self-loathing, which manifest into consuming issues, dependancy, and a collection of unhealthy relationships. These points solely worsen when, quickly after taking the lead within the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mom dies of most cancers. Lastly, after discovering remedy and quitting performing, Jennette embarks on restoration and decides for the primary time in her life what she actually needs.Informed with refreshing candor and darkish humor, I’m Glad My Mother Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the enjoyment of shampooing your individual hair.
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