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Read alot Kelley - Challenges of Life
Autobiography of an interesting, unique, often successful and a mostly painfully dysfunctional life. It’s a testament to the biggest challenge facing America today - parents matter, and the portion of them that are absent - Jenette’s in home and biological fathers - or dysfunctional, narcissistic - Jenette’s Mom - is growing like cancer. Quality, succinct, writing helps the reader not have to linger in some truly painful events. You understand and admire Jenette’s loyalty to her mom throughout her mom’s life, yet root against it.
Jademckeirnan - Good read
At first I didn’t understand why the book was name this but after I got to the last chapter it very much summed it up. I related a lot to how she felt and was kinda proud of her. It’s no secret that child stars are just that but she proved she’s more than that.
pots246 - One of the best memoirs I have ever read!
What a book! It touched my heart and made me sympathize with Jeanette so much. As a kid, I used to be a fan of the tv shows she acted. Learning about her life outside of acting has given me a lot of insight and respect for her as a person. I hope she puts out more books, she truly is talented in writing.
jam with no toast - I adore it
A beautiful depiction of Jennette’s life from her struggles with an ed to a boyfriend who thought he was Jesus. A crazy, heartbreaking, and some how hilarious story that proves McCurdy’s dream of being an author are finally coming true
Despozuri - Absolutely incredible
I’m not a big reader normally, and this was the first book I couldn’t wait to get home and read after work, or right when I woke up. I couldn’t put this book down. It was so nice to read a book that felt like the author was being genuine and real. Loved it.
Karimarie014 - Amazing!
This is probably the most amazing book I’ve ever read!
hello i am sauced - Wow
Such an amazing and heartbreaking read!
larishaj - Great job nette ❤️
This is a really great read. No mother-daughter relationship is perfect but we try anyway because unfortunately “we only get one”. Jennette’s story was really touching & healing in some ways regarding my own relationship with my mother..im happy I bought it.
sup.im.ciara - Amazing
I couldn’t put this down! I bought the book less than 24 hrs ago and finished it just now. I loved how raw the story was.
isabellarossa - Yes you need to read this book
This book is amazing! So emotional and real and powerful and inspiring. 10/10 would recommend.
Lisa B. in Maryland - Loved it!
Was not familiar with Jennette or her acting career. The title got me! And the book hooked me from the start. Jennette is beyond talented. Loved it cover to cover.
Onceafatso - Great read
This is a well-written and easy to read autobiography. It’s sad, funny, honest, and hopeful at the same time. It was a good and easy read, though it might be painful for someone who struggles with their own history of dysfunction and mental health problems in their childhood and families.
H a n n a h K - Absolutely Amazing
This book is captivating, heart breaking, & inspiring. Janette’s story will blow you away, but her inner dialogue and humor is what makes is great.
jays_bookstore - powerful and heart-wrenching
Girl Wizard - You don’t have to like iCarly to like this
Not going to lie, the title is what pulled me in. I didn’t grow up watching iCarly, so I went into the book blind. I can’t say how great an actor Jennette would is, but as a writer, she’s absolutely superb. I’m not usually one to finish a book in about a day, but I couldn’t set this down. Her humor balances the rough subject matter perfectly. I loved every second reading this book.
Angelina Ivory - What a wonderful memoir
It was such a comforting read. At times, there were uncomfortable topics but there was something nice about seeing a tv star in a different light. Everyone always puts them on pedestals, it was nice to see that they’re people too.
portia Cita - Great Read.
MrsLevel - Could NOT put down
I never watched Nickelodeon, and to be honest, really didn’t know who the author was. Regardless, her story is one I could not put down. She laid her pain all on the table here. A tremendous read.
cimc88 - It kept me interested
I grew up wanting to be like these actors an actresses. I guess the price of fame comes along with sacrifices and experiences like hers. I enjoyed her book. Very brave of her to share.
doloresmorgan14 - Life Changing
Having lost both of my parents to alcoholism within 3 months of each other, I have been suffering from a lot of pain and anxiety related to what I now know was an incredibly toxic childhood. This book made me feel less alone and I’m so happy I chose to read it. ♥️♥️♥️
crab uwu - Amazing
This book is amazing to read about. It gets you thinking and really makes you think about how you want to raise your own children. It makes you think about your own life. It also makes you wonder how a human could treat their child that way. It’s crazy the things we think we know about people but we really don’t know anything about people. Even people who are always exposed every move to the cameras we still have absolutely no idea. This is such a good read and I feel has valuable knowledge in it.
Thickbacon805 - Profound
The intimate parts of her live really resonate with me. The vail that the mom has had over her hair for her life is a shock. I read this boo because I really resonate with having parents with the same control.
When reality hits, it makes you question life.
But growing away from it and seeing what life has to offer, that’s is true success.
Mehhhh 😘 - Great
I felt this on another level, she’s so strong.
Davidsgamehoe - Just
Sily143 - iCarly will never be the same.
This book was so eye-opening for me. I could never watch iCarly the same after knowing that Jannette hated acting. How much trauma her mom put her through. How uncomfortable Dan Schneider made her feel and treated her poorly. I only imagine her pain through the scenes. This book is also incredibly empowering. I love that Jannette was able to overcome her mom and finally leave that part of her past in the past. She’s a great person and I only wish her happiness and blessings! Great book :)
hizzle96 - I couldn’t put it down.
The things her mother said to her haunted my dreams, I think about it constantly. What an insane and horrible woman, and what a wonderful young lady to come out of that.
A fussy Reader - I ‘m Glade My Mom Died
A great story about living in a family . There is love, manipulation, abuse and discovery. I am happy that Jeannette McCurdy not only survived the horrors of being a child star , but that she wrote such a compelling story for us all to learn from .
Xternity💜 - She was meant to be an author
I’m probably going to be a bit hyperbolic in this review but this is the first time in a LONG time that I’ve picked up a book and not been able to stop reading it. I sped through such a large chunk of it so fast that I got upset once I realized how close I was to the end. I mean, legitimately so distraught by it that I stopped reading it for roughly a month and a half. I bought the book not long after it was announced that it dropped but here I am, just finishing the last few pages in early November. Her way of describing her core memories is so raw and captivating in a way that makes you (cliche incoming) feel like you’re seeing everything happen through her eyes as it happened. She lets you in to her emotions in a way that makes you feel them as closely as possible to the way she experienced them but just muted enough that you don’t end up in your own spiral (and maybe some of that is to be attributed to my own neurodiversity). Suffice to say I very much enjoyed this reading experience and I’m very thankful that Ms. McCurdy shared her life with us like this. And directly to Jennette herself, I hope you continue to find happiness in this life. No matter what form it comes in.
SH_!!?! - Captivating
Difficult to put down
Ayyeeeoo_ - Amazing
So heartfelt and relatable
Ally.j23 - A Captivating Read
This book is written so that I could finally understand the mindset of a Hollywood child. My fears of ever becoming famous were Jennette’s reality. I honestly cried during parts of this book, because being a young woman is hard and even harder when everyone is watching you.
Hdjekwkndjsjd - Very detailed
Great book. Gives detailed insight into Jenettes life and curiously shows her perspective as a young child.
juliusa - Absorbing Audio Book
We listened to this and found it absorbing, sad and revealing. Nit really all that humorous despite what some people claim. Rather depressing and slightly hopeful. The manipulation she went through is searing and a warning for all parents. Well worth the time.
Three g 3 - Bold and honest!
I laughed, cried and agonized over some parts that hit too close to home. I will be recommending this book to the students enrolled in my psychology courses.
Brithereader - Awesome and relatable
Very easy read
thecrocket - Must read
One of the best memoirs I’ve read
jwatson26 - An awesome read
This book has everything and more. Highly recommend.
badash248 - Captivating
This memoir was incredible. Jennette paints the perfect picture of her life and I’m so glad she let us into her day to day life of a child actor. I highly recommend!
MyElectricTypewriter - A Validating and Healing Piece of Art
Unflinching honest, McCurdy shares both trauma and triumph in a memoir that gives herself and her readers the validation everyone deserves.
Using a word like “brave” to describe McCurdy or her work would feel almost condescending; she’s giving herself (and, again, by extension, her readers) permission to be human - permission to acknowledge the harms done to us in the past, permission to heal (whatever that healing journey consists of) and permission to move forward in the lives we want to live.
To McCurdy herself, thank you for putting this book out into the world; it’s just what I needed right now. I hope it’s just what you needed, too.
Ivy.HN - Simply amazing
Jeannette McCurdy has a talent for taking painstakingly difficult events that happened to her throughout her life - with her mom’s death, acting, EDs, etc and putting a humorous spin on it without taking anything away from its truth. Her book is easy-to-digest and deserves like 10 stars if possible.
Son of Stubbs - Very good read!
Jennette gave plenty of details and didn’t miss !
piageypie - Amazing
Jeanette McCurdy told her honest truth throughout this book. Something that was raw honest and relatable.
Lore Palli - Wow, just wow.
I could not put this one down. Jeanette’s voice is powerful and the recounting of events is chilling. Proud of the woman she is and for sharing her story.
JoAnn27 - Depressing
This is such a sad story I couldn’t get past page 400, out of 800 pages on my tablet. Every chapter depicts the same depressing interaction between a daughter who tries so hard to please, and her controlling, mentally Ill mother.
Flowerpink22 - Raw
There is something so raw about this memoir that is beautiful, yet horrifying because of the abuse McCurdy faces. If you feel like you need to read a richly written book, have a cry and question reality; this is the book. It really is a masterpiece.
KateWood - You Won’t Be Able to Put it Down
Jennette is a fantastic writer. This book is nearly impossible to put down. Her story is absolutely heartbreaking, but I am glad I read it. You never know what other people are going through or have been through. It’s so important to be kind to others and to be fiercely loyal and protective of those we love. It is also so important to truly take care of ourselves and not allow anyone else to cram us into their mold.
tia.cx07 - 10/10 ;))
just wow this has to be the best thing i’ve read in yrs !!! i’m applaud & honestly lost for words , I deff would read again & AGAIN !!! :)))
Dani101110 - Love it 😍😍😍
This book is amazing and if you thinking about getting it do it. It’s an easy read and hard to put down
Mr floffy sneakers - READ NOW
Absolutely gutwrenchingly beautiful MUST READ! Sending all my love to Jenette❤️
Emily Lena s - I never put this down.
Seriously i read this in one day.
Relatable because Jennette is human and so am I. Congratulations to her becoming an author. To becoming herself. Congratulations girl!
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Danielle_194 - Must Read
Fochduvdic23627 - 5/5
Raw, insightful, and powerful. I could not stop listening to this gem. I throughly enjoyed and I am excited for more of Jennette’s writing.
MiaTaylor28 - Perfect
Incredibly heartfelt and raw.
Maddy❤chapman - Great fast read.
Finished the book in 2 days because I like to binge (no pun intended). Great book, not too explicit but keeps you engaged. Last 30 or so pages definitely blow you away
Madmoofruit - Couldn’t put it down
I wasn’t sure what I was going to expect when I purchased this book, but I was enthralled by every page. Growing up watching iCarly, never would I have expected the life she had behind the scenes. I hope to see more written pieces from Jennette in the future.
Ruby536 - A very insightful read!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have very much admired Jennette McCurdy for a long time, and interested in human behaviour and thought, overall. I am so happy that Jennette has shared and dealt with all of these obstacles and I am grateful that she has and was willing to expose people and issues that need to be out in the open. It was great to get more insight into someone I particularly admire and especially from their perspective. I am glad that Jennette is mentally in a better place now and wish her the best in her future!
Aaaaaahsh - Authenticity and great writing
This book will make you laugh, cry and laugh again. Jennette does an excellent job of taking the reader with her though her life as she recalls. Jennette’s recount of events is honest and brutal, her writing is so immersive. A real page turner!
JJHummel - Honest, funny, heartbreaking, and authentic.
I can only imagine how hard it would have been for Jennette to revisit all these moments of her life. Anyone who has known someone who has suffered with an ED, or has family members that don’t healthily respect boundaries will be able to take something away from her journey.
MrsCATR - Excellent book
This is a powerful tale of what it is like to be the child of a narcissistic mother and an emotionally unavailable father. It is extremely well written and I recognised myself in this book.
Tinainleeds - A good read.
I watched her interview with Drew Barrymore and instantly wanted to read this. It is very sad at points and there’s a lot about eating disorders. It makes me so sad for Jennette, but I think this book is great for others to know they’re not alone. There’s not many people who overcome all of that trauma and then would have the courage to tell the tale. I definitely recommend.
Beginerreader1 - Finally finished a book
I first book Ive read in years & actually finished
annija_v - Amazing
Not sure there’s much else to say about this book, it is amazing, definitely worth the read.
Hegehrke - Insightful and genuine
Though I’ve not found fame as a child star (nor do I have a dead mother), I found this book strangely relatable in ways I didn’t think I would. It’s an interesting read, and I absolutely recommend it. Lots of personality in the writing, almost like it’s coming directly from a friend, and thoroughly enjoyable.
ohhbs94 - Absolutely amazing
Inspiring, eye opening and everything in between.
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Kirstie Chadha - Loved it!
Couldn’t put it down! Very compelling and well-written!
DeluxeBurrito - Major Content warning
This book could be triggering for a lot of people. Mentions of eating disorders and abuse. All that aside, this book was really good. I hardly read celeb memoirs but Jeannette’s vulnerability was just so honest and raw. The writing style was addicting. I hope she’s doing ok.
shibainumotto - Thumbs up
Book was so well written from start to finish. Love how the book ended.
Koo Pee - Relatable
This book is so powerful. Jennette writes like an old friend telling you a story. Her raw, blunt honesty is what takes you on her intimate journey as if you're right there with her every step of the way. It's heart wrenching, but hopeful. Loved it!!
NBabics - Really raw and real
I feel heavy emotions reading this thing. She’s a great writer and is brave to tell her story so truthfully.
thank you & goodnight - Book review
A must read. A real page turner. Hollywood, Dark humor, serious topics… no, I’m not giving any spoilers! But hey, I’m glad your mom died too Jeannette. Keep writing & take care of yourself.
Vincentia23 - Could not put it down
antboooooooooooooy5858 - I’m glad my mom died
I respect Jennette McCurdy for honesty and vulnerability
jamieray13 - Loved It
Love the book and being let into her life. Seeing her persevere through her trauma is definitely inspiring. Recommend reading for sure ❤️
Red Metalbender - Balanced, genuine, and painfully relatable.
This is what you get when a person is finally able to pursue their own passions and understand their own identity. Recovery from abuse is never easy. I speak from experience. McCurdy hits the nail on the head, and I’m so glad she was able to write this book. I finished it in two nights.
valeeriax - Buy it
A must read, I couldn’t put it down
mariechart - couldn’t put it down
I’m so glad Jennette had the courage to share her story.. this is an amazing read and I recommend everyone check it out.
niktat00 - I’m glad my mom died
Relate a lot to her story, made me feel heard. :)
itsmarwaspage - Rollercoaster book
I thought this book would be straightforward but there were so many twists and turns. I laughed and I cried. Great book. Thanks for sharing your story.
Awkwardbanana013 - Read it
I haven’t read a book in YEARS but I really wanted to read this one & all I can say is thank you for sharing. This book took me back to several experiences with my own mother... It was nice to relate but sad that we do like that. Continue staying strong 🤍
sbbac - WOW!
WOW!! That is all I have.
Tyler Diven - Addicting
So good and real
Sue cassidy - Keep,writing, Jennette. You’ve found your purpose.
Girl can write. Wow. Just read it.
leonetta reyes - Must read!
Amazing! I wish it would of been longer. I hope there’s a PT2. I was hooked!
lanenachikita - Love u jennette ❤️🏻
Great book!!! Loved it made me wanna cry 💕
ReadingNook24 - Jennette , thank you.
We all know Jennette is a great actress, but she is an extraordinary writer. Don’t let the title of the book mislead you. Read her story of growing up with an abusive mother, and how her mother’s death has helped her heal from her trauma immensely. Truly a great read but saddened to know all the things she’s been through. She is INCREDIBLY strong.
bmo5436 - Impactive
Incredibly well written and captures the heart in different ways, both in happiness for her freedom and pain for her prison.
Lupesuperstar - Page-turner
I did not put the book down! It’s such a powerful book and for those criticizing the tittle, I urge you to read it!
plzfix00 - I loved this book, but it made me sad
I absolutely I loved reading this book it’s really cool to read how actors and actresses get into acting. However, it was sad to see how her acting career came to be and also kind of made me feel guilty for absolutely loving her character and iCarly knowing that she did not like it
kamlizbeth - Excellent book!!!
Absolutely so well written!! My mom heart broke and is so proud of this sweet woman’s amazing strength and power!!
Blackout Victim - Raised by Wolves
Such an inspiring story given the roller coaster ride her career took. Proves it is so important to take care of yourself and get the help you need. Thanks for all the laughs. You are missed.
hannahwub - One of my favorite reads this summer
I really enjoyed this book and to hear her perspective of her life rather than seeing a totally different life through a TV series. Definitely worth the read. Inspiring to read about her growth and self-healing journey
devanpatrice - Extremely hard to put down!
I grew up watching iCarly and Sam & Cat so I was beyond excited to read this. I had the hardest time putting this down. It’s that addicting! I laughed, I cried, I gasped a few times, I had every emotion possible. You see this beautiful blonde girl on TV and in interviews smiling and going through life like everything is alright, but we had no idea what she was going through. Jennette speaking on her experiences is incredibly brave and courageous of her. I hope her voice allows others to share their stories. This is honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read and I highly recommend it.
Animition Verse - Sad
Very hard to read book in terms of emotion. It deals with really heavy topics and this is one of the only books that made me cry
Abd21 - One of the best memoirs I’ve read in a while
This was a heartbreaking and powerful read that managed to balance levity and humor perfectly. This would make a great book club book and I highly recommend it. I would love to read more from Jennette in the future.
karafromtexas - Great read!
I definitely recommend this read, her honesty and raw emotions really come through in this book. Anyone who has a complicated relationship with their mother will relate to this book. I can’t wait to see what’s next for her.
bickiduh123 - Out of this world
WOW. I HAVE NO WORDS.
INCREDIBLE. A MUST MUST MUST READ!
Mattbourne2011 - MUST READ
Such an incredible book. The audio version was simply amazing. Hearing it read from Jennette herself, made it even more personable. Get ready to laugh, cry, and feel joy. Great book
julesrn21 - marvelous storytelling
what a wonderful heart wrenching book. i would read over and over again. now even a bigger fan.
Jamion3 - Haunting yet Mesmerizing
4.5 A personal debut novel, that showed me the horrors of the entertainment history. Sick of the glitz and glamour, i am thoroughly destroyed by how understanding and how everyone is still growing. Truly fantastic
hailey4790 - LOVE
Gives so much insight on what abuse can really be & how harsh eating disorders actually are.
pbpinsd - Deeply Resonating
I think that McCurdy was capable of putting into words what so many of us with “parental trauma” have felt. I’m personally trying to process a lot of it; and this has had an amazing impact on my ability to. Thank you Jennette! If you ever feel alone; know that there are thousands of us who are just doing our best to breathe.
nmo278 - I am so proud !
phillycheeeessseee - Yes.
fartsexplosive - Amazing
AMAZING BOOK. Jennette McCurdy, this book has changed my life.
MacknnCheesie - I definitely recommend
This book is very personal and graphic and holds back nothing. It can be jumpy at some points, but you really feel what the author was feeling throughout the whole book.
Krsthmmrl - Amazing
This was so amazingly written and really brought light onto the entertainment industry and how unhealthy and traumatic it can be for young children and through adulthood.
I’m so glad Jennette had the courage to share her story with the world.
LOVE_YOLO-LOVE - A raw and powerful story
The way McCurdy vulnerably and openly talks about her abuse, and her rawness behind her healing journey make this book a must read.
ashlendelliot - Heartbreakingly honest
Will be adding the hard copy to our library. Very honest account of childhood abuse and survival
Maddystarry - Great book!
Wonderful easy read! Glad she told her story!
adamerxby - hard but also very brave
I can’t imagine the pain she had to go through but I’m glad that she is getting better and becoming the person that SHE always wanted to be♥️
AK-Ray - A wonderful read
Amazing and unforgettable
jenna skateeny - Best tell all
She tells everything !!!!!
Aniboiii5600 - I’m glad her mom died
Growing up on iCarly, I never would’ve guessed the pain Jennette was going through.
This book helped me to better understand eating disorders and I hope to be an ally to those who struggle.
Thank you Jennette for being so vulnerable with all of us readers.
martasadowska - I read it in one day!
Incredibly honest and raw. Couldn’t put it down.