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Though its provocative title may raise a few eyebrows, Jennette McCurdy’s memoir is a dazzling, heartbreaking, and hilarious look back at her life as a child actor and her complicated relationship with her emotionally abusive stage mother, who was laser focused on catapulting her daughter to stardom. McCurdy, who became a television star on the Nickelodeon show iCarly, maps out her journey with eating disorders, codependency, and recovery in a triumphant debut that lays bare the horrors of child stardom. —Cady Lang

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