Jennette McCurdy is getting ready to release her new memoir!
The former actress, who won the hearts of millions with her portrayal of Sam Puckett on Nickelodeon, is putting her dark past in writing.
The 29-year-old recently announced the title of her soon-to-be-released autobiography, causing a flurry of reactions with her unconventional choice of words.
Jennette McCurdy’s Reveals Memoir About Her Late Mother
On Monday, April 4, the “iCarly” star promoted her upcoming memoir titled, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” on Instagram by sharing a picture of the book’s cover.
The paperback featured a bold yellow color with pink details and interesting cover art. Underneath the book’s unique title came a picture of the author in a classic pink dress.
McCurdy’s signature blonde hair was dyed with black undertones and styled into a high ponytail with bangs. However, the California native completed this adorable theme with a darker accessory.
To match the memoir’s grim title, the “What’s Next for Sarah?” producer held a matching pink urn with overflowing pieces of pink confetti paper and a strained smile on her face.
The filmmaker captioned the post, “I’m genuinely thrilled to announce my memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, will be out on August 9th, 2022.”
The 29-year-old continued, “I laughed and cried a lot while writing it, and I’m proud of what it’s become. Huge thank you to @simonandschuster — especially my editor sean manning.”
Fans Have Mixed Reactions
Given her autobiography’s dark name, it was not surprising that numerous people, particularly Twitter users, found the title disturbing and offensive.
One user wrote, “That title is unnecessary,” to which a second individual agreed, stating that as someone who also lost their mother, the book’s name was not acceptable.
A third critic used a crying emoji to express their disapproval of the memoir’s name alongside the comment, “I still can’t get over the title.”
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Another emotional Twitter user confessed that the title was “getting a little too personal,” but on the bright side, not everyone hated the book’s title.
Several fans were aware of the truth behind the Nickelodeon star’s book and they swiftly came to the author’s defense.
One fan educated others about the situation by writing, “her mom physically and emotionally abused her, the title is shocking yet makes perfect sense.”
Another supporter admitted that her curiosity about the memoir’s contents might push her to buy the soon-to-be-released paperback.
However, the sweetest comment came from one of the “Break Your Heart” singer’s avid admirers, who praised the songwriter for her bravery. The individual wrote,
love Jennette McCurdy naming her book “I’m glad my mom is dead” bc in a world where abused children are expected to still love their abusive family because ‘they’re family’
The fan continued, “glad ppl like jennette are saying f**k that,” before adding a second comment that implied it was natural to resent one’s abuser.
The individual also implored others to help victims heal from their traumas without forcing them to forgive their oppressors. The fan concluded his passionate message by writing, “healing does not always mean forgiving.”
The Four-Time Kids’ Choice Award Winner Found Freedom After Her Mother’s Death
As shared by Entertainment Weekly, the former actress’s memoir focused on her time as a child star under a domineering and abusive mother.
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According to the news outlet the upcoming book “promises to be as hilarious as it is heartbreaking,” as shown in the autobiography’s unique cover.
The “Swindle” star explained that the paperback’s image underwent several changes before she finally chose the dark comical version. According to her, she wanted a way to capture the humor in her tragic story.
Last November, The Blast reported that McCurdy’s life as a Nickelodeon teen star came at a painful price as the actress’s mother severely abused her.
The “Generation Love” singer initially did not wish to pursue an acting career, however, her fame-obsessed parent had other plans.
To fulfill her mother’s wishes, the filmmaker resigned herself to a fate where she no longer had a say in her life, including her diet and physical appearance.
The abusive relationship continued until McCurdy’s mother died from breast cancer in 2013, finally giving the 29-year-old the opportunity to heal from the toxic cycle by retiring from acting.