I’m Glad My Mom Died
If you know Jennette McCurdy from iCarly and Sam & Cat, you may be surprised like me to learn the former child star dealt with addiction, disordered eating, and an abusive mother behind the scenes. The actress details what it was like to win her first role at a young age and her difficulty coping with the spotlight in contrast to her mother’s over the top embrace of her fame. It’s not until her mother dies of cancer that Jennette is able to make decisions for herself. She quits acting, starts therapy, and begins the process of figuring out what her ideal life looks like. Moving, inspiring, and darkly humorous. Jennette doesn’t hold back from depicting her difficulties so exercise care if this might be triggering for you.