Jennette McCurdy gets candid about life as a child star in new memoir

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Hartford Hobo +3485
Hartford Hobo

She is a PROFESSIONAL! The way she spun her way out of the messy Nickelodeon question? Exceptional.

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Abel +58
Abel

YASSS PROUD OF THAT

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Qorin +6
Qorin

ikr

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B. +90
B.

I'm surprised he worded the question so bluntly... Can't Nickelodeon sue for that question?? I don't even think he said "allegedly"

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Kieron W +55
Kieron W

The news network clearly pushed him to push that question. Her 180 back on it was perfect.

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Gage Adams +42
Gage Adams

I was just sitting here going "smart, very smart response". Great way to answer that question.

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LJ Awkward +2832
LJ Awkward

She’s very carefully crafting her replies and avoiding certain questions. she’s brilliant

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yotubek +137
yotubek

She is fantastic. Her sharp wit and irresistible charm elevated her Nickelodeon shows to such a high level. But yes, she has to be quite careful with these responses. She shouldn't have to be.....but that is the world we live in.

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duc huynh vuong

ok

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thi tam

ok

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Benedict +16
Benedict

She doesn’t want to get sued by Dan Schnieder, guaranteed

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Joe Varga
Joe Varga

Is that a sign of brilliance? Because Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and Karine Jean-Pierre all do the same thing.

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-[EMMA] H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve +1175
-[EMMA] H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve

She’s so right about the title. If you were abused you don’t think this is a shocking title. You get the dark humor and the reality of the relief. I just hope she’s truly at a point with her ED that’s as healthy as she wants to be. As someone who struggles with an ED they never go away, they just flare up or become quieter and I do see some warning signs and worry for her. I look forward to this book and I’m so happy she is able to put a book out. I wish she could speak to Dan schnieders sexual abuse of the girls like Amanda bynes and her and the foot fetish stuff. The creator is Dan Schneider.

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Ayla +10
Ayla

I agree 10000% with this

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Mailiebox XCIX +62
Mailiebox XCIX

definitely rubs me the wrong way that people are offended by the title like how disconnected can you be lol they must think everyones lives are lollipops and gum drops

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Epiphany +44
Epiphany

I don't think we should speculate on her ED. She says she hasn't engaged in any disordered behavior for years and I believe her. I don't think it's helpful to say you "see some warning signs" and she actively tries to push back against the idea that you can never fully recover from an eating disorder.

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Cel Rocc +655
Cel Rocc

She had more finesse in handling the questions on her own terms than more seasoned vets. I never watched her show, nor did I have an abusive mother but I support the title of her book & I'm so glad that in writing it she has started her journey to healing. All the best to her.

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Hannah S +11
Hannah S

It’s because she’s forgiven herself and it shows. The more you heal, the less you become defensive because you’ve already had that conversation with yourself. It shows how big of a person she is. I am so proud of her and I don’t even know her.

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Karlie Schneider +163
Karlie Schneider

The fact that her brothers are supportive of the book speaks volumes. Proves how awful the emotional, verbal, & physical abuse was.

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Darby DeFord +353
Darby DeFord

Her memoir is truly the “Mommie Dearest” of our generation. Totally brilliant and so necessary.

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The Sweet Aesthete +9
The Sweet Aesthete

She talks a lot about her issues in it too. Now most of it stemmed from her mom but her mom didn't really physically abuse like Joan Crawford..

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Luvinmydejah97 +21
Luvinmydejah97

@The Sweet Aesthete Emotional and mental is actually worse than physical. Bruises heal in about two weeks.. trauma takes years to unpack and heal

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The Sweet Aesthete +34
The Sweet Aesthete

@Luvinmydejah97 have you experienced both? I hope not for your sake but they are both bad. physical causes mental and emotional trauma as well so your point is invalid.

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PS +18
PS

@The Sweet Aesthete why do you feel the need to create a competition on who suffered the most?

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The Sweet Aesthete +9
The Sweet Aesthete

@PS apparently you didn’t read when I said “BOTH”

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KamisKisses CSL +14673
KamisKisses CSL

People really don't understand how evil adults can be to their kids. Brilliant title. I wish Jennette all the best; this is a story that needs to be told.

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Angela Holmes +139
Angela Holmes

Yes her story needs to be told

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Lauryn Reé +73
Lauryn Reé

Respectfully💯

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Brett +189
Brett

Jennette said she was the family breadwinner. Her mom forced her into showbiz to support the family (like Bella Thorne) and it wasn't fun for her.

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LittleLucky +103
LittleLucky

My mom were so close growing up. I mean so close, I would sit on the toilet or floor of the bathroom while she showered, sometimes she’d take me to work worth her during her overnight shift and I’d sleep in the break room. It wasn’t until before her death I started to piece together, the abuse and terrible things she did my entire childhood. And it wasn’t until after she died, I learned about all of her lies and hated her. With time that’s passed, I’ve learned to forgive most of what she’s done. But if given the choice to bring her back to life, I wouldn’t.

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Alex_Kills +855
Alex_Kills

The marketing of her book is genius. Perfectly summarized the feelings of what she went through and how she felt coming out the other side, and is a great eye grabber. If I’m in a bookstore and see a book called “I’m glad my mother is dead” I’m forsure picking it up to learn more lol.

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Elizabeth Jean +4
Elizabeth Jean

Same! I never watched her show, but I had tor read her book.

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Nadia Nikolich +877
Nadia Nikolich

5:37 I’m so proud of how she handled his dumbass repeating of the question. She handled herself so eloquently, elegantly, and confident. I’m really inspired by how authentic she is allowing herself to shine through here and I definitely resonate with her book title. I grew up with an emotionally and physically abusive mother. I am so excited to read her book and let her perspectives shine through into my life. I hope to all of you out there who experienced the same childhood traumas or similar that you find peace, love, healing, and joy in your life. You deserve it. ❤️🌻

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シャングJun +19
シャングJun

It's an interview with people that she hasn't been interviewed by yet, which she agreed to beforehand, so what is wrong with this "dumbass repeating of the question"? Not every interview can break new ground and ask creative and interesting questions, especially on a show such as Good Morning America.

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Nadia Nikolich +85
Nadia Nikolich

@シャングJun Just goes to show so many interviewers only care about gossiping, scandals, or rumors. It’s disrespectful actually to interrupt her again to ask a question that in the broader scheme of things doesn’t matter when the real subject is her conquering healing.

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Nadia Nikolich +9
Nadia Nikolich

@シャングJun She actually hosts her own podcast, and I’m sure she was thinking about how many varieties of questions she could have come up with—if she was the interviewer.

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Chiwowza +28
Chiwowza

Came to the comment section hoping someone else caught this

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Beau +2
Beau

It’s a great one

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cassandra +223
cassandra

I feel like parental abuse is not talked about enough especially with childhood stars so for Jennette to come out with this book is so inspiring. I’m definitely buying this and supporting her through everything. Every child deserves love. 💛💛

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Venchenzo +369
Venchenzo

She really got vulnerable in this book, letting herself out there is extremely brave. This book was a whirlwind of emotions. Great job Jennette!

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Peggy Fossett
Peggy Fossett

I do not want this book nor any other material of Jennette McCurdy in my phone. Please delete this book and block Jennette McCurdy from my phone, NOW! Thank you!!!

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YaniqueAntoinette +44
YaniqueAntoinette

Just finished this book and all I can say is wow! I read it in a week and certainly would have finished sooner if it weren’t for the holiday season. Her book certainly resonated with me and I cried during the last 2 chapters! Certainly a page turner. You won’t be able to put it down. I wish her all the peace, happiness, love and healing. She is so deserving 🙏🏽

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Ganapathi Raja +12021
Ganapathi Raja

She’s doing the right thing by telling the truth about what she went through while she was on Nickelodeon for the past six years. I’m glad that Miranda, Nathan, and Jerry are supporting her as she went through so much trauma. The title of the book is very shocking but tells the audience why she quit acting.

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HaLucha +488
HaLucha

The title ain't too shocking once you learn about how Jennette's mom was. A monster

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Fourthreetwo +35
Fourthreetwo

they never supported her

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Brett +193
Brett

IIRC, Jennette never wanted to be an actress. Her mom forced her into showbiz to support the family and it wasn't fun for her.

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CloudySupreme +110
CloudySupreme

@Fourthreetwo They do support her wdym

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L M +84
L M

She definitely abuse by the people in the industry. There so many actor and actress that are abuse, but might not be able to speak up because they might get blacklisted or may have sign an NDA 😕

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Tracydot3 +24
Tracydot3

I'm reading this book right now and am really enjoying it but also shocked by how horrible her mother was. As someone who was abused as a child and also had a very narcissistic and emotionally abusive female warden, I relate to the title 100%! Jennette is a very strong and smart person. I am so glad she is sharing her story so that children of abuse don't feel alone and can see that we can heal and get past that pain.

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Fae FierceVulpine +191
Fae FierceVulpine

The most beautiful thing she said was “make contact” with the parts of yourself you’re ashamed of. I’m healing from sexual trauma currently speaking, and since I’ve opened up to my closest loved ones and gotten so much support it’s changing my life. You grieve so much… appreciate her being so brave, waited a long time to know her truth ♥️

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Taylor +71
Taylor

I listened to the entire book in one day. It was amazing. She’s been through so much and she’s beyond brave. I’m sure some people are offended by the title but you cannot judge it until you’ve read it. I have nothing but respect for her. She’s had her challenges but she’s finally healing and is doing what is best for her.

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Marlin Scruggs +1
Marlin Scruggs

Listening to this book gave you all the emotion. She used her acting skills was very punctual. I wanted to read a hard copy but felt you got so much more just by hearing her read her story and putting it out there the way she did made it feel like a movie or conversation you were having with her.

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god is jihyo +72
god is jihyo

i love that she pauses and truly thinks about how she wants to express her answers. im listening to the audiobook today and she is just such a strong person to live through this and talk about it so openly.

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Lucy’s Fur +65
Lucy’s Fur

She did her “shadow work” on herself and I am so proud of her. Now she can evolve and become the person she was truly meant to be. Good job!

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Rose Brooks +3813
Rose Brooks

“Anybody that understands parental abuse understands this title” ABSOLUTELY! Good for her. She found her outlet to heal herself.

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Juliana Cheriza +36
Juliana Cheriza

Yup!!!! I understand!

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Teresa Monica +7
Teresa Monica

I'm sure it helps other

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Snail +51
Snail

@Broom Bromden parental abuse is when the parent(s) inflict harm onto said child or children, project ur illiterate words onto someone else loll

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ThirdEyeMind +68
ThirdEyeMind

I've read some interviews with her and she does such a good job of speaking broadly about different topics she covers in the book without giving away the content. You can tell she values the actual writing process and the importance of every word and sentence in a book. I've seen her quoted a couple times other than here as saying something to the affect of "nothing I say now can match the articulation in the book so I'm just going to say to read the book", that shows her respect for her work. So often people are releasing books and memoirs solely to make money or push an agenda so they spill so much of the book and that just compromises the integrity of the content in my personal opinion.

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Lyra Davis +10
Lyra Davis

I’m 36 and have two boys. I was too old for I Carly and they were too young so we missed that boat. But I will be buying that book! They way she handled that interview is how it’s done. She set her boundaries and was firm and respectful but still warm and human. Hats off to her. You can see all the work she’s done.

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Abigail Milam +69
Abigail Milam

I love the title of the book. Nothing shocking about it. Her mother was abusive in so many different ways and was money hungry. She exploited her daughter for personal gain and benefit. No mother like that deserves respect. Jenette has gone through so much suffering at the hands of her mother, and that little bit of relief that came from her death was probably a breath of fresh air as it signaled the end of the abuse and manipulation.

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Mira Spaho
Mira Spaho

Bla bla bla ... you're rude she was her mother. She not left her in the street like some doing ok? What will all she did and she is better then her mother? Not I think so. You have not marcy for your parents and God not will for you. Well, animals are better then some of you. Maybe understand what mean parents and perfect stranger.

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Alicia Nelson +1
Alicia Nelson

@Mira Spaho  her mom gave her an eating disorder she where still alive Jeanette would be in the position Britney Spears is in not all parents love their children

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Joseph Soltero +66
Joseph Soltero

03:04 "I think that anybody who has experienced parental abuse understands this title." YES! Absolutely! 100%!! Thank you so much for sharing your story!

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Katie Z +29
Katie Z

I love what she is doing and going with that bold title! There is so much societal pressure on child abuse victims to accept the abuse and its sick. People need to know you never have to tolerate abuse just because the abuser is a family member.

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T MCcray
T MCcray

I totally agree! 💯

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Himsofinee +3526
Himsofinee

I’m so glad she didn’t answer his questions in the way he wanted because all she wants us to do is literally read what’s in the book. I appreciate her for that. Much respect in how she handled this on live television.

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Jeremy +26
Jeremy

You mean she wants to make sales.

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dingdongpoopoo +309
dingdongpoopoo

That and it's probably very deliberately worded/edited in the book to avoid a lawsuit. Too risky to have an on air conversation about it

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Wxtst.3 +277
Wxtst.3

@Jeremy No shit, sherlock. All power to her for writing a book and wanting to sell it like every other author/ public figure writing about their life. Lmao.

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Eveningwhisk +16
Eveningwhisk

Why does this look like a therapy session. Instead of her giving an interview.

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Jeremy +10
Jeremy

@Wxtst.3 I just find it strange when people trauma dump in a book and sell it. Just go to therapy. Everything isn't meant to be shared to such an extent

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Halloween All Year Round +16
Halloween All Year Round

It's a very moving and painful book. As someone with parents and other family members who have NPD, it was even healing for me to read it. She's truly a talented writer with so much insight and power. I feel so much pride for her and a certain siblinghood from a stranger who's been through similar things. She really put the work in therapy, resilience, her former jobs, survival and into crafting her art. Very happy for her.

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BluLightningCos +9
BluLightningCos

While I will say that her book makes my mom look like a saint, nevertheless it's helped me articulate thoughts in regards to the relationship I have with my own mother and what she put me through after having lost my Dad a few years back. Very glad I read this book and I wish Jeanette all the best in whatever future endeavor she tackles

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Green4CloveR +2
Green4CloveR

There is no right or wrong way to cope from child abuse as an adult and I'm glad writing this book gave her some healing. I hope her the best and that others can learn from her. Good luck to you Jennette!

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nigelcarren +17
nigelcarren

This book rides a train through all the PC! This is her experience and that must be respected. Being British I hadn't heard of her before, but if this signals the end of all those books detailing how beautiful everything is then I am RIGHT behind it! I recently saved the life of an ex-girlfriend who attempted suicide as a result of long-term abuse from her own mother, and the biggest problem I believe is that she felt that as a result of social conventions she had NOBODY to talk to about it, because from the outside... Her family LOOKED perfect! So... TALK people, bash down doors and start talking, remember a covered pot boils quick!!! Best wishes from a French forest. 🙏🌞🇬🇧

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brickwalla +19
brickwalla

I’m so glad she has come out with this while SHE is comfortable with it. All forms of parental abuse are not alright and this book can help people get passed that. Even with abuse we can still miss our parents but that doesn’t mean that sometimes we still can’t be happy that they are gone because truly it can be a happy thing at times. Much love for Jennette💛

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Graham Hill +3779
Graham Hill

I completely commend her. Parental abuse is a real thing. Child industry abuse is a real thing. Healing is a process and that fact she is healing is a huge accomplishment.

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Ana Diaz +60
Ana Diaz

Now days it's much worse with all the tik-tok moms, youtube family vloggers and "mom-fluencers" There aren't even laws to protect these children that are literally working since before they are born (pregnancy announcements, gender reveal and baby shower videos, baby mama dances🙄) then it's the labor vlog, day in the life of a newborn.. etc... Those kids are working many hours a week making videos and the worst thing is they're having their entire life posted online (some get many millions of views, lots from creeps🤢) zero privacy while the parents make a lot of money from views, ads, sponsored products...

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Og English Chat +10
Og English Chat

@Ana Diaz Wow! Didn't look at it that way, but it's so true.

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My Messy Diary +5
My Messy Diary

That’s absolutely true

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Ana S 🌺 +4
Ana S 🌺

@Ana Diaz I can't agree more!

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Chatterbox +7
Chatterbox

I was once an extra for a TV series and saw a woman who was also an extra yelling and physically slapping her child on the set. The kid had to be at least 6. It really is grotesque what child actors go through.

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alicia jonhson +8
alicia jonhson

Jennette McCurdy é um exemplo de força e determinação.

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Kimmy Christensen +2
Kimmy Christensen

I read this book. It's a must read. I am very glad you survived this Jeanette, and have faced your feelings. You are brave and I admire you.

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Ttoby89 +7
Ttoby89

I so admire her poise. He's trying to get quick headliney answers, and she's like "Nope. I'm nervous, I said what I wanted to say HOW I wanted to say it in the book, and you're not gonna catch me saying it in a 'worse' way just cos you're acting like a prosecutor."

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taylor +10
taylor

as someone who hasnt gone through parental abuse of any kind i am so happy shes opening up about it, i had no idea she went through that and honestly that makes me feel for her even more, i couldnt imagine going through that

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Karina +57
Karina

I recommend listening to the audiobook. McCurdy reads it herself and it’s fantastic. Such a well-written, authentic, gut wrenching, beautiful story. I don’t know her personally but I’m so proud of her. (Also….her arms and legs look quite thin. I hope she’s doing well)

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Milky98 +15
Milky98

She said she has a normal relationship with food nowadays. I think commenting on her body is fucked up… focus on your own body.

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Karina +27
Karina

@Milky98 it’s “fucked up”? Thats a pretty liberal usage of that phrase. She’s been very public about her EDs and I was simply wishing her the best and expressing some concern. Calm down

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Milky98 +6
Milky98

@Karina i understand what you’re saying. I just think shes heard enough and gone through enough when it comes to opinions of her body. Jennette says shes going better now. Also, I could’ve worded my first comment better.

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max ʚɞ +2
max ʚɞ

@Karina the person was right tho.

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max ʚɞ +4
max ʚɞ

@Milky98 no but you're right. you can say u hope shes eating well without making comments on her body.

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Alexandra Wolf +1828
Alexandra Wolf

She hit it on the head by saying “anyone who experienced abuse understands this title and anyone with a sense of humor”.

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Javii +30
Javii

Dark humor

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Big Nutty +2
Big Nutty

Yes 🙌🏾

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anabelleb99
anabelleb99

Yup

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Haley Gilbert +4
Haley Gilbert

I promise you, My mom is the villain in my story but I would never write a fucking book bashing her and title it that I'm glad she died. I'm sorry, but I disagree.

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Love Love
Love Love

Your Generosity towards my infection called Herpes virus is Incomparable. You assured me of getting healed and surprisingly after 14 days of taking the medication I ,tested Herpes Negative. Thanks .#drehimen I will keep letting the world know about your YouTube channel.

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Chris Belin +5
Chris Belin

So proud of her. She is absolutely full of integrity.

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M. L +2
M. L

I’m so proud of Jeanette. She has been through so much yet she still exudes class, grace, and such strength. I’m purchasing her book as soon as I get money to.

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Monique Rich +1
Monique Rich

Kudos to Jennette for speaking out about the trauma she endured as a child. No one should ever have to succumb to such abuse, especially at the hands of their own parent. She speaks so eloquently and thoughfully, and I hope this books helps others realize and work through any similar struggles they are experiencing.

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HannahG-C creates +5
HannahG-C creates

This is such an amazing breakthrough for her as I mostly know her for being in icarly and Sam and Cat. And to see her behind the curtain and her life changes my perspective of her being a great comedian towards being a strong grown woman facing her demons. This is such a powerful story she is telling as her fans didn’t get to see this. Well done Jannette 🥳

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Winter +1
Winter

What’s a comfort to me is that I feel alot of familiarity and safety within her story. Everything from the controlling relationship with her mother/abuser, the eating disorder, and even the healing. I’m still physically recovering from bulimia and malnutrition (This blew me away when she spoke about it) Seeing her so healthy and secure as she sits there helps me love myself and feel more comfortable and seen. I’m so proud of her and her book. she’s amazing.

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Renee Overstreet +1930
Renee Overstreet

The fact that she was able to say that she misses her mom shows that she has healed. People can be abusive and you can have good memories at the same time. It’s so hard but I support her talking about it and working towards her own happiness.

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Sarcasticron +61
Sarcasticron

I'm sure this is the case with her. But also, certain kinds of emotional abuse can leave a person longing for the abuser for an unusually long time. If they're very bad for you, and you keep thinking about how much you cared about them, you might need to remind yourself about the bad times, so you don't put yourself in danger again.

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patrick dornoff +1
patrick dornoff

Of course thats her mom so thats a given she'd miss her being here

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Sara Nguyen +12
Sara Nguyen

@Sarcasticron This! It hits close to home. I contemplated suicide for years & eventually attempted suicide from the continued emotional abuse & manipulation of my parent. I established minimal contact with my parent but also there's this longing for connection. I always have to remind myself of the bad times in order to protect myself since this person still treats me the same way as an adult. Being an empathic person with a narcissistic parent is not fun :( I'm healing though :)

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sophiathekitteh +2
sophiathekitteh

good to hear that Sara! My Dad S.A. ed me when I was 12. He was a heavy drinker and smoker. He died from alcohol poisoning when I was ~16.

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Malia Diawara +2
Malia Diawara

I definitely feel this 100%!I have suffered from parental abuse for so many years now.That’s why I can’t wait to get the book and get down to the nitty gritty of how people failed her behind closed doors that should have been the best people in her life.I’m almost 18 years old now and I still suffer.I’m glad that it’s almost over and I won’t have to deal with it too much longer💯

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AriAnastasia Grande +2
AriAnastasia Grande

I am so happy to see Jennette like this. She looks so happy and calm, she truly has healed. As a person who struggles with their own mental health issues this gives me so much hope that maybe one day I can be at peace as well. Opening up about things that make you feel embarrased or scared isn't an easy thing but facing them is the only way to cope. A few years ago she said she's done with acting but now she's considering it. THAT shows growth. I'm glad to see she's getting the love and attention she deserves and even if we might not see her on screen, just knowing that she's doing well is enough.

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yotubek +4
yotubek

Jennette is one of the most gifted, charming young actresses to ever make it in television. Very, very unusual brilliance and wit, when you come right down to it. And a beautiful, youthful energy. She elevated her Nickelodeon shows to such a high level of wit and artistry. And her co stars were completely exceptional too.   It breaks my heart that she was suffering the way that she was. Thank you to those of you reading this who love her; thank you for supporting her right now. I cannot even imagine how tough these interviews must be for her. I can sense that there's a part of her heart that is really hurting right now. She's so brave.   We love you, Jennette.

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Mike H. +2
Mike H.

She is a smart, intelligent, thoughtful young woman who has obviously lived a life of pain. I hope her career as an actress is not over. She has so much talent to show the world. I truly wish her love and happiness in her life. Losing a mother so young is hard for anyone so she is grieving in her own way. No two people grieve the same and after all she has been put through I'm just glad she is clean, sober and sane. Not all child stars recover just look at Dana Plato.

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Joss +4
Joss

Only a few chapters to go and she is SO right, there is so much more to the headlines. I highly recommend it! All the best Jennette!

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Ash HB +3156
Ash HB

We can’t silence child abuse survivors. Their feelings and experiences are valid. What a strong strong woman!

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SoriMasn +7
SoriMasn

Nobody is silencing them. Relax with the hashtag/bumper sticker sentences.

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kungfu_kenny +82
kungfu_kenny

@SoriMasn relax with the trolling. Countless abuse victims have been silenced, you’re only showing your ignorance.

Vor year
Zev2X +30
Zev2X

@kungfu_kenny yeah almost no-one takes this stuff seriously until it happens to them.

Vor year
MarLa +18
MarLa

@SoriMasn learn to omit the word "relax" in the future until you understand how to use it wisely.

Vor year
Sabrina Rose +12
Sabrina Rose

All of the positive comments made me feel overwhelmed (in a good way). It's scary talking about abuse. It's scary to revisit it as an adult. Healing is difficult. I am hoping more people will find healing from this. That is one strong young woman!!!!

Vor year
C +1
C

I’m so glad she got on GMA! I’m happy that people are reading her book and she hasn’t been forgotten like what happens to many people who were famous as children. Cannot wait to read it.

Vor year
Jennifer McBain +4
Jennifer McBain

Just bought the hardcover on Amazon I won’t be able to read it for weeks but I can already tell I’m going to really feel everything she says just based on what I’ve heard. I’m proud she is getting to speak up on what happened. There’s so few Nick stars that talk about it or hint at it like Amanda Byrnes, and the girl who played Nicole on zoey 101.

Vor year
Bee C +6
Bee C

she is so poised, articulate, and professional. i love her so much and wish her nothing but the best for her future

Vor year
Niki W +7
Niki W

Coming from somebody who suffered from an eating disorder with a supportive mother, I couldn't imagine if I had an enabling mother. It makes recovery so difficult. Recovery is a lifelong journey with lots of ups and downs. Whether she's at her best or worst now, I wish her peace and revovery!

Vor year
Melanie +1649
Melanie

She’s so mature, so well spoken, and so painfully real. I hope Dan Schneider pays for his awful crimes against children!!!

Vor year
rob roy +6
rob roy

um, its not only him, but mostly her mom.

Vor year
C T +114
C T

Yeah but her allegations against him are consistent with what other child actors and their parents have alleged about him over the years. The fact that Nickelodeon kept having him create show after show when they knew about his issues for years is sickening. Took them years to finally get rid of him

Vor year
Madison Borgmann +6
Madison Borgmann

Icarly was my favorite show as a kid and Jennette was my idol. I also suffered from abuse from my mother and watching this show brought me so much comfort. I am now also healing from my own trauma and seeing this now heals me even more. I feel like we grew up together. So proud of her for how far she has come. ❣️

Vor year
B Angel +5
B Angel

She really handles herself w such grace and says things in such a smart way, without saying too much. I have so much respect for her. 💟💐

Vor year
Melanie Fernandez +1
Melanie Fernandez

As someone who went and still goes through the same trauma this is a scar for life having a controlling parent who’s doesn’t allow their child to step out their controlling character is painful I completely understand her!

Vor year
Saira Chiodini +5
Saira Chiodini

I’m so glad she is close to her brothers and sees them as a constant source of love. That’s amazing & how you would hope for it to be.

Vor year
Heidi Johnson +1
Heidi Johnson

Such a good book I just read all of it, my heart goes out to this girl she suffered so much growing up with her mom I hope she finds happiness as an adult

Vor 11 Monate
smileyfan16 +3825
smileyfan16

It takes so much courage for her to speak out about abuse. I hope she takes time to heal. She’s very strong and brave.

Vor year
Javii +10
Javii

I just bought her book 😱

Vor year
Ryan Shockley +2
Ryan Shockley

❤️❤️

Vor year
Javii
Javii

@Raven115 that's obvious. 😉

Vor year
Donovan White +4
Donovan White

I agree I’m glad she’s outta the spotlight she deserves to heal

Vor year
Lisha Maria +5
Lisha Maria

I have said it for so many years, and I never get tired of repeating it.. I am SO proud of her.

Vor year
Jes For God's Purpose-A soldier for God's Kingdom
Jes For God's Purpose-A soldier for God's Kingdom

Very happy she is healing.Praying for you Jennette.So sorry this all happened in your life but glad you are using this book to help others and yourself with this book.You are definitely doing a good thing.Alot of the abused feel that way but its the first step to healing and living lifewithout the pain.We all should recognize and deal with it before it takes us down a dark road.

Vor year
Joshua Ogues +11
Joshua Ogues

She really is my idol at this very moment sometimes some people don’t understand or know the pain some of us go through especially if it involves family issues

Vor year
Xoe Jade +1
Xoe Jade

I’m almost done listening to it on audiobook, so good and heart wrenching. As someone with an ED wow does it hit home. Incredible book, love her

Vor year
Amy Lee
Amy Lee

As a person who never really watched her shows on Nick, I’m still eager to read it one day. I hear it’s really good!

Vor year
GetBaesEveryday1232 +4
GetBaesEveryday1232

I know that being an actor was something she didn’t want, but in all honesty she is a really good actress. Very good comedic timing.

Vor year
GEMINI +2119
GEMINI

She is so articulate and thoughtful with every single thing she says. It's honestly so brave of her to speak out about something so personal yet so prevalent. Abuse is never okay and I'm glad she was able to work through her trauma by writing this book.

Vor year
Helllooooooo +5
Helllooooooo

Yes she’s very brave

Vor year
YAHUsha
YAHUsha

Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better! Also, did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Have a blessed day, everyone!! ❤

Vor year
YAHUsha
YAHUsha

Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

Vor year
YAHUsha
YAHUsha

Your lives are more relevant than keeping video/comment relevancy ❤️. The devil has fooled you all long enough.

Vor year
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ

Repent to Jesus Christ “so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:25-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Vor year
Imagine Fiori
Imagine Fiori

Honestly good for her, I think she deserves to be open and speak her truth. It’s wonderful that her mindset is “if ur offended, To bad, read the book to understand MY life.” So happy to see this womana alive, I grew up with ICarly and sam(Jeannette’s character) was my all time favorite. Mucho amor 🧡

Vor year
Jazmin Ratzlaff +7
Jazmin Ratzlaff

She looks so chic and cute, as always. I so totally get why her book is titled so sincerely “I’m Glad My Mother Is Dead”. I never had a dysfunctional abusive family background, I so admire her self awareness, inner confidence and candid humor/ strength. She turned her life tragedy/ trauma into healing and helping many others. What a bright talented light she is. 😍🥰😘👏🏻👑💎🏆🎭⚜️📺🥹💪🏻📚✍🏻 🙏🏻 🤍

Vor 9 Monate
Becca +1
Becca

There are a lot of people who are abused by their parents, other relatives, friends, and significant others. Abuse that nobody else knows about. Jennette talking about this is so important to help other victims and for people to feel understood. I also highly recommend more people look up narcissistic abuse because it happens way more often than you think. And when the abuse finally stops, it’s like a huge weight is lifted off your chest and you can breathe again. The title of this book seems to allude to that.

Vor year
Mary Laprevote +1
Mary Laprevote

So proud of her for writing this book. Yes, I read it. I could not put it down. Good for you Jeanette!

Vor year
Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin

Im halfway through the book and its worth it so far. She's a very good writer. The chapters are short and its been wonderful catching them here and there. I actually only knew her as 'that girl from iCarly' and I dont think Ive ever seen a full episode of that show... but I picked this up feeling intrigued... I also think her comments about FAME and trying to start a career from being a child star and her perspective on what the MEDIA would have done to her and has done to child stars is kind of ON POINT. I started to actually think of Britney Spears during this book... I think Britney would identify with this book...I look forward to finishing Jeanette McCurdy's book...

Vor year
ELM +2
ELM

Almost done with her book now and it’s very good. My heart goes out to her.

Vor year
Elisavet Sandoval +8
Elisavet Sandoval

I'm so proud of her talking about this. I admire her so much its not easy after all she has been through.

Vor year
Tomás Lugo +1
Tomás Lugo

My absolut respect for this woman. This is the way she found to overcome such abuse. She became her own hero. She's incredible.

Vor year
Thoughts Ideas +2
Thoughts Ideas

While I have a great relationship w my Mom, as soon as I saw the book title, I felt happy for those who would "feel seen" by that title. So many associate mothers with "maternal perfection" but some have unspeakable trauma associated with their mothers...and, for them, again, I'm glad they can feel seen and maybe gain the courage to share their own stories 💛

Vor year
PottersGirl785
PottersGirl785

When we were kids we looked up to Sam for her loyalty as a friend and her unabashed wacky antics. Now as adults we can look up to Jennette for shedding light on a tough topic of parental abuse and how to heal from it. For anyone upset by the title then your relationship with your parent must have been good. For those who suffered abuse of any kind mental or physical at the hands of a mom or dad it's a relief to have them gone from this Earth. As someone who just lost their mother who was mentally abusive and toxic I resonate so much with how she describes her feelings surrounding her mom's death. This person hurt you so why do they deserve your grief after what they've done. Yet at the same time that was your parent they gave you life and on some level cared for you.

Vor year
Coco T +970
Coco T

Gosh she is refreshingly authentic. I really appreciate her owning the spectrum of her feelings. Sometimes victims are made to feel like they have to be forgiving or empathetic towards the abuser out of respect. Good for her finding her voice and able to speak the truth.

Vor year
Juan Fortis +13
Juan Fortis

and the way she can communicate it, in such an honest and inspiring way. Choosing integrity, boldly.

Vor year
DesignzByDezire +1
DesignzByDezire

Ohh yes !!!

Vor year
Ashlyn +5
Ashlyn

She is amazing. The healing journey never ends but you can tell she's in a really good place and is strong enough to put all that shit she went through behind her.

Vor year
kiyo-chan +4
kiyo-chan

Jennette was my idol when i was a kid. I'm so incredibly saddened that she had to suffer throughout all of her childhood and teenage years by not just her mother but also every adult that worked with her. She deserves justice

Vor year
roaches +9
roaches

From the way she speaks so clearly she seems like a good writer. I wanna read her book BUT ITS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE AND THERE IS A 60 PEOPLE WAITING HOLD AT MY LIBRARY. Im glad she is showing light on this issue

Vor year
Braebunny
Braebunny

if you have an iPhone you can download the book for free on there.

Vor year
Donna Stokes +3
Donna Stokes

I love her. Great attention grabber. I used to watch the shows she was in because she always portrayed courage and strength. I am happy she is doing well!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Vor year
Melissa Mack
Melissa Mack

Gosh she is so well spoken! Often times the general public only sees/hears about this abuse in Hollywood and childhood actors years after the fact, or sees their supposed "downfall" ie Britney Spears & that's all we have to go off of. Props to her for speaking her truth, taking back her story & I believe it will resonate with so many people, famous or not! Will 100% be purchasing

Vor year
Phoebe Buffay +1457
Phoebe Buffay

"I'm glad my mother died" is the most honest, most resonating memoir title I have ever seen. Will be buying her book. I hope those of us who have suffered from parental abuse can start speaking up and heal.

Vor year
Sivia Love +7
Sivia Love

Im thinking about getting the book too honestly

Vor year
cassandra +6
cassandra

Well said 💛💛

Vor year
Sleep is The Cousin of Death +1
Sleep is The Cousin of Death

She took the Christopher Hitchens route “God is not great” same concept

Vor year
Dione Vieira +1
Dione Vieira

Amen!

Vor year
Hey Its Jebreal!
Hey Its Jebreal!

I have seen and appreciated parents who went above and beyond with raising their own. But knowing how crazy the world is, there are also parents who are the complete opposite or dam near that. Jennete McCurdy has my 💘

Vor year
blake
blake

It took me almost 3 months to get through this book. I have a narcissistic mother who continues being a monster to this day and I turn 41 next week. I wasn't a child star but the parallels im this book are uncanny and made me uncomfortable to the point I couldn't continue reading for a few days. I am grateful she wrote it and while I may never read it again it will always have a place on my shelf.

Vor 7 Monate
Ashkey Gii
Ashkey Gii

I love that she went forth and writing this with the title. You should not have to have been subjected to parental abuse or manipulation for you to try to understand where she's coming from. If you have the best parents in the world, you shouldn't be so closed-minded that you can't realize that some mothers (or fathers) don't want their child to do well, be their own person, or just be happy.

Vor year
Angel Eyes33
Angel Eyes33

The title was shocking at first listen but after hearing to the premise of the book…I think the title and cover is BRILLIANT. Great for marketing, honest, and she draws you in with every emotion shared in the book.

Vor year
Michelle Hummingbird +12
Michelle Hummingbird

Everyone is so overly sensitive anymore. God Forbid that any adult child of an abusive parent or absolutely any adult speak clearly and precisely about what done to them. I applaud Miss McCurdy for doing this and for showing how much of a backbone SHE has despite her trials and tribulations with both the network and her life with her mother. Take care of yourself, Miss McCurdy. God Bless.

Vor year
Crystal Howell +2297
Crystal Howell

I think the people who are offended by the title have never been abused by their mother, plain and simple. But those are the same people who have NO right to tell survivors of child abuse how to feel. They have no idea what it’s like.

Vor year
DavidWalter4800@ +3
DavidWalter4800@

Hello crystal how are you doing

Vor year
lstarsabb +124
lstarsabb

Yes broken and toxic families are hard for a lot of people to understand it one thing to just not like you family but when they abuse you it another story.

Vor year
Denaé Grace +95
Denaé Grace

I've never been abused by my mother but I can understand enough and not be offended by it.

Vor year
The Silent Voice +19
The Silent Voice

I’m not offended by the title but I think about my mom and she was so giving and selfless. She’s passed like Jeannette’s mom, but I can see why she feels that way. Her mom wasn’t there for her, it’s a response to that. However it’s understandable why people are shocked by the title, I couldn’t say that about my mom as I was blessed with a terrific mother.

Vor year
lemotheemonemo +80
lemotheemonemo

That, or they're mothers abusing their kids and don't want to be held accountable.

Vor year
Bella PrimaDonna
Bella PrimaDonna

I’m so happy for her. This is her therapy. This is her truth. I love this for her. I hope she does grace us on screen again under her own terms.

Vor year
John M. Castillo +1
John M. Castillo

I've only started the book but, this and many other books have taught me how important it is, to as much as possible, self actualize prior to having children, as to prevent a parent from trying to rewrite their own trauma via the life of their child i.e. living through them. This isn't always plausible given generational trauma and economic factors, but I am realizing, as I may be a father one day, that the best gift I can give to my child is guided autonomy. Of course they are going to be dependent on me as children- that's just nature. But I can't abuse this power I have because it's for my child's well being- not my own. Thank you Jennette, for reinforcing this through your story. You are a special lady.

Vor 11 Monate
Breanna +1
Breanna

She comes across as a very well spoken and kind lady, and certainly you can tell is not trying to cash in on a shocking tell all- but genuinely is trying to heal. Shame on any parent that drives their child to this.

Vor year
Genesis2091 +1
Genesis2091

Wow. She is full of grace. Speaks so articulate. I love her response to when he asked about the hush money. I’ll be getting this book!

Vor year
Smokey +3
Smokey

Bless her soul. I hope she’s made peace with the things that hurt. Her demons and the trauma she’s been put through.

Vor year
Ryan Nixon +2422
Ryan Nixon

Nothing but respect for her for talking about this and telling the truth

Vor year
NoctOG333 +5
NoctOG333

She's dying for attention

Vor year
Ryan Nixon +50
Ryan Nixon

NoctOG333 its not attention its the truth. So you are saying she should keep quite about the abuse she suffered? I say good for her for speaking her truth

Vor year
Breezee Gonzales +1
Breezee Gonzales

My heart hurts for her. Everyone deserves a childhood and a true mom

Vor year
Dabnis Brickey +5
Dabnis Brickey

I’d honestly be interested if they made this book into a movie or a documentary. I haven’t read the book yet but I want to.

Vor year
Cicishere5 +1
Cicishere5

The book is a nice read. 3 days easy.

Vor year
Chris Smith
Chris Smith

I could just tell as the show went on The tone of her voice she was tired of a lot of things and fed up but she definitely made the show better❤️

Vor year
MayaNotMya _ +1
MayaNotMya _

Very proud of her. Hope other victims of the network will feel safe enough to speak out too

Vor year

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