Jennette McCurdy turns around with the title of her new memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died. In the scathing book, the iCarly star details the abuse she endured from her late mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 2013.
Debt, former Nickelodeon actress is on the verge of naming her book I’m so glad my mother died. In an interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday, McCurdy addressed the memoir’s divisive title and said she understood why the title received some backlash.
But she argues that people who have experienced parental abuse will appreciate it.
“I understand that it attracts attention but that’s also something that I want to say sincerely,” she told host George Stephanopoulos.
“I’m not saying it one-sidedly at all, and although the response may have been divisive, I really appreciate the positivity I’ve received from so many people and the support I’ve received from many people.”
“I think anyone who has experienced parental abuse understands the title of this book, and I think anyone with a sense of humor understands it. And I don’t care too much for anyone’s opinion. anyone else because this book is not for them.”
In the book released August 9, McCurdy details the emotional and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, Debra. She wrote that her mother had “clearly told her how to engage in disordered eating” so she could “delay puberty” and continue to take on children’s roles.
McCurdy recently revealed in an interview with Cut that she couldn’t cope with her eating disorder, and that instead she “lived in the illusion that this is how my mother helped me and helped my career”.
In 2007, McCurdy was just 15 years old when she made her debut as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom. iCarly alongside co-star Miranda Cosgrove.
In I’m so glad my mother died, McCurdy claims she was “abused” by a network official during her time on the Nickelodeon series. McCurdy alleges that she was “photographed in a bikini at a closet” and “encouraged to drink by a creepy character”.
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McCurdy also said that her mother Debra was present during these alleged moments, but was not involved because she believes this is what happened when you were in the acting business, reports The New York Times. Co-star Miranda Cosgrove told the newspaper she had no idea what McCurdy was going through.
“When you’re young, you always have yourself in your head,” Cosgrove said. “You can’t imagine that the people around you are having a much harder time.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/jennette-mccurdy-defends-title-of-her-book-im-glad-my-mom-died-i-mean-it-sincerely-41905564.html Jennette McCurdy Defends Book Title ‘I’m So Glad My Mom Is Dead’: ‘I Mean It Sincerely’