An uplifting narrative about perseverance, independence, and the joy of living one’s own life.
When Jennette McCurdy went to her first acting audition, she was six years old. Jennette would do anything to fulfill her mother’s wish for her one and only daughter to achieve fame.
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As a result, she followed her mother’s advice to “calorie limit,” eating little and weighing herself five times every day. Mom reprimanded, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? ” while she underwent lengthy at-home makeovers. Do you believe Dakota Fanning tints hers? Mom even gave her a shower till she was sixteen years old while sharing her email, journals, and all of her money.
“Jennette McCurdy’s painful and amusing book recounts her challenges as a former child actor, including eating disorders, addiction, and a tangled relationship with her controlling mother, and how she reclaimed control of her life.”
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by The Book Guide® Editors4.8/5 Excellent