The title of Jeanette McCurdy’s autobiography, I’m Glad My Mom Died, has raised some eyebrows since it was released in August. Partly a dark joke, and partly the truth, it was meant to be provocative. McCurdy knows firsthand how hard it is for children who were abused to express complicated and conflicting feelings about the parents who hurt them.
Known as a child star for her work on the Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly,” McCurdy has been famous since the age of 16. But behind the scenes, where no one could see, her controlling mother Debra made her life absolutely miserable.
For McCurdy, the fallout from that abuse has included multiple eating disorders, alcoholism, malnutrition, and the relationship problems that have haunted her adult life. But with a therapist’s help, she has finally been able to heal.
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