Jennette McCurdy To Release New Memoir 'I'm Glad My Mom Died'

Jennette McCurdy To Release New Memoir 'I'm Glad My Mom Died'

Jennette McCurdy is gearing up for the release of her new memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died.”

The former iCarly and Sam & Cat star will be opening up about “how her domineering mother pushed her towards becoming a Nickelodeon mainstay, which led to anxiety, shame, and self-loathing that manifested into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships,” according to EW.

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The cover of the book features Jennette holding a pink urn with confetti coming out of it. See the cover HERE.

“Confetti spilling out of an urn felt to me like a good way of capturing the humor in the tragedy, but I knew I didn’t want to go as far as throwing the confetti or jumping in the air with a huge smile on my face or doing any other kind of body language / facial expression that could read as flippant,” she told EW about the cover. “Ultimately I chose a facial expression that I think reads as sincere, a little pained, and a little hopeful.”

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” is currently available for pre-order and will be released on August 9th via Simon & Schuster.

See the complete book description below…

“A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.

Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called ‘calorie restriction,’ eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, ‘Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?’ She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income.

In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail—just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi (“Hi Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants.

Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, I’m Glad My Mom Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the joy of shampooing your own hair.”

Jennette‘s former co-star Miranda Cosgrove has said “the door’s always open” for her to come do a guest spot on the new iCarly.

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