‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir sold out in one day on amazon
The title alone of Jennette McCurdy’s new memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, should give you an idea of the torrent of shocking revelations that await you inside. In fact, the book has been so well received that it quickly rose to number four on Amazon’s best-seller charts (and number two in memoirs) before all physical copies were sold out. Those interested in reading the ex-Nickelodeon star’s tell-all can still do so at Target.com or the Kindle e-book on Amazon.
The story of McCurdy’s abuse at the hands of her mother is at the heart of I am Glad My Mom Died, but the film also details Nickelodeon’s unethical and manipulative handling of its child stars. McCurdy’s title has been met with both praise and criticism, but generally speaking, people seem to like it. A Tweet with the message, “There should not be no Jennette McCurdy discourse tbh – just endless support,” earned 110,00 Likes.
The author recounts how the iCarly star’s mother manipulated her through Mormonism, shamed her body to the point where she developed an eating disorder, and lied to her about being her father.
“I’m in the ICU with my dying mother,” writes the 30-year-old, “and the thing that I’m sure will get her to wake up is the fact that in the days since mom’s been hospitalized, my fear and sadness have morphed into the perfect anorexia-motivation cocktail and, finally, I have achieved mom’s current goal weight for me. Eighty-nine pounds.”
As a bonus, the narrative explores the seedier side of Nickelodeon. McCurdy was a major star for the network in the 2000s and 2010s because to her role as Sam on iCarly and the spin-off she co-starred in, Sam & Cat, with Ariana Grande.
McCurdy claims that “The Creator” at Nickelodeon forced her to wear bikinis, drink alcohol before she was of legal drinking age, and receive an unwanted massage. ““I want to say something, to tell him to stop,” she writes, “but I’m so scared of offending him.” McCurdy turned down $300,000 in hush money offered by the network at one point.
McCurdy also expresses her displeasure with Ariana Grande, her co-star on Sam & Cat, for being excused from filming to pursue other opportunities. “So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? Fuck. This,” writes McCurdy.