I’m Glad My Mom Died

by Jennette McCurdy

I most often listen to audio books or podcasts when I run- mostly non-fiction (except for Dune- Dune was perfect for training for a half marathon). So this time I downloaded “‘m Glad my Mom Died” , a memoir read by the author. As soon as I pressed play I was mesmerized. Yes, it is about the life of a child actor and her stage mother, but it is also more than that. It is a story about self discovery, honesty, and healing. McCurdy is with no holds barred writes about her eating disorder, her obsessive convulsive disorder, and just the simple loneliness of having a controlling, abusive mother of her only friend.

Her story is heartbreaking and gut wrenching. The brutal honesty of this memoir is emotionally impactful McCurdy skillfully conveys the childhood innocence with which she faces her abuse. 

I found her memoir so compelling I got home from my run and continued to listen to it throughout the day. If you love memoirs then this one is perfect . trigger warning for physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and very graphic description of bulimia.

One thought on “I’m Glad My Mom Died

  1. I’ve never seen ‘icarly’ or ‘Sam & Cat’ but I really enjoyed this book. It’s definitely one of those books that makes you feel better about your own family.

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