Thursday, September 29

‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’


Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy made it out of child stardom unscathed. Or so people thought.

On the outside, the “iCarly” actress, who portrayed Sam Puckett to a generation of kids, abided by the bubblegum standard for young stars and largely avoided public scandals. In 2017, she left the industry quietly, remaining absent from the recent “iCarly” reboot on Paramount+.

But now, McCurdy, 30, is exposing the harrowing details of what really went on behind the scenes.

Her first memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” (Simon & Schuster, 320 pp., out now), uses dark humor to explore the traumas of early fame in an industry she never wanted to join. It was all for her “narcissistic” mother, Debbie, who, before dying of breast cancer in 2013, allegedly steered her daughter into compromising situations. Instead of providing love and support, McCurdy says her mother de ella instead conditioned her into eating disorders and administered breast and genital examinations – allegedly to check for cancerous lumps – until she was 16.


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