I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeanette McCurdy #bookreview

I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeanette McCurdy #bookreview

Feb 28, 2024Sophie Hadley

Sophie Hadley Review:


The memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeanette McCurdy is an intimate and emotional reflection of the author’s difficult relationship with her mother and the consequences of her death. In this raw and candid account, McCurdy, who starred in Nickelodeon shows such as “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat,” talks openly about her grief, family dynamics, and personal growth.

Right from the start, McCurdy deals with the conflicting emotions she has towards her mother’s death. She doesn’t avoid however the hard times or the tension that existed between her and her mother, allowing readers to see how challenging family connections can really be. Lost, forgiven, found, McCurdy gracefully and authentically through touching anecdotes and introspective reflections portrays these themes.

One of the most appealing features of the book is the readiness of McCurdy to reveal the darkest sides of her travel. She is not one to put sugar on her feelings or pretend she is perfect but accepts her weaknesses and vulnerabilities with remarkable honesty. Such level of openness makes the readers to relate with her on a more personal level and sympathize with her struggles.

Though the topic is grave, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is not free of light and funny moments. McCurdy’s quick wit and observant nature add a sense of brightness to the narrative, a much-needed relief from the heaviness of the narrative. The moments of humor highlight how strong the human spirit is and how laughter can be strong in life threatening situations.

Furthermore, McCurdy’s writing is strikingly introspective, giving the reader the precious ideas of the healing procedure and the self-acceptance that we have lost. By her own story, she shares thoughts on learning to accept loss, embrace the imperfection, and find meaning in life’s challenges. The author’s reflections are touching and stimulating and thus the author leaves its reader with the feeling that lasts for days.

Apart from the emotional aspect, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” also is an excellent reflection of the significance of compassion and sympathy in our relationship with others. The stories of McCurdy engage the reader with the transfiguring power of sympathy to heal wounds and create relations, which also makes the book interesting for those craving for knowledge on human relationships.

In general, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is a touching and powerful memoir that goes beyond its tragic theme to deliver a message of hope and perseverance. The fearless and raw storytelling by Jeanette McCurdy takes readers on a path of finding themselves and healing, and it will ever last on their hearts and minds. It is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and timeless force of love in times of hardship. Check out our other book reviews at sophiehadley.com

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