Jennette McCurdy on ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Memoir: ‘I Hope It Matters’

Jennette McCurdy has released a new promotional clip for her upcoming whimsical memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died.

On Wednesday, the 30-year-old retired actress took to Instagram to upload a video promoting her tome while comfortably dressed at her home. The promo seemed very straightforward, opening up by mentioning the book’s release details and ending the clip with an uncomfortably funny banter with the cameraman about why she didn’t do any gimmicks to promote the memoir.

“Hi! That’s my boo, ‘I’m glad my mom died.’ It’s coming out August 9th and it’s available to pre-order now. Link is in my bio….I really like it.It’s funny, it’s sad…I hope it’s meaningful,” she said at the beginning of the video.

When she finished speaking, the person behind the camera asked her if she was done. McCurdy then began awkwardly scratching her neck as if confused about what to do next. The cameraman quickly asked her if she was only serious about the video and didn’t want to do anything funny. This prompted the former iCarly star to say that her book is funny enough, so there’s no need to overdo it with the camera.

Fans flooded McCurdy’s post with a mix of reactions. Many of them have known how to let the book speak for itself and not do excessive promotions.

“Sometimes you just have to let the art speak for itself,” wrote one.

“The sheer irony of this video – humor,” commented another.

“I can’t wait to read the book [Jennette]. I admire your strength and humor, your resilience and authenticity,” added a third user.

According to the book’s official description on publisher Simon & Schuster’s website, I’m Glad My Mom Died is Jennette’s “heartbreaking and hilarious memoir” that addresses her struggles as a former child actress, who has also had to deal with her overbearing mother of many other topics.

“Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ is an inspirational story of resilience, independence and the joy of washing your own hair,” the description concluded.

In April, McCurdy revealed the official cover of her book. It showed her smiling awkwardly while holding a pink urn with confetti pouring out. Speaking about how she came up with the cover for her tome, she told Entertainment Weekly that it had something to do with the book’s humor.

“Splashing confetti from an urn seemed like a good way to capture the humor of the tragedy, but I knew I didn’t want to go as far as throwing confetti or jumping in the air with a big smile on my face or any other type of body language/facial expression that might come across as reckless. I ended up choosing an expression that I think is sincere, a little pained and a little hopeful,” she said.

McCurdy’s memoir will be officially released on August 9th.

Jennette McCurdy
Pictured: Jennette McCurdy arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok Jennette McCurdy on ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Memoir: ‘I Hope It Matters’

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