Jennette McCurdy means memoir title I’m Glad My Mom Died 'sincerely'

By Maryland Hargreaves August 10, 2022
Jennette McCurdy means memoir title I’m Glad My Mom Died 'sincerely'

Jennette McCurdy is not backing out on the “attention-grabbing” title of her recently released memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died.

While speaking on Good Morning America, the actress claimed she meant the title very "sincerely" and is not a click-bait to get more readers.

However, she also acknowledged that the title is indeed “attention-grabbing.”

“I get that it’s attention-grabbing, but it’s also something that I mean sincerely,” the iCarly alum explained.

Throughout her tell-all book, McCurdy detailed the abusive behavior her mother allegedly exhibited while she was growing up and during her rise to fame while starring in iCarly and the spinoff series, Sam & Cat.

She further explained that she wasn’t using the title in a “flippant” way and believed that people who have also been abused will understand the point she is trying to convey.

“I think that anybody who has experienced parental abuse understands this title and I think anybody who has a sense of humor understands this title,” she said.

McCurdy added that she’s “not so concerned” with the opinions of anybody else, noting that “this book is not for them.”

The 30-year-old star has previously opened up about the abuse she sustained from her mother. 

The iCarly alum alleged that her mother, who died of cancer in 2013, constantly slut-shamed her, made her anorexic and resented her for being famous.