If you ask me what my favorite movie is, depending on what time of year it is, I will either say A Christmas Story or Mommie Dearest. The movie has some of the best quotes.
While this movie makes for great quotes, you have to think to yourself, someone lived this life. I saw Cristina Crawford on a game show type program and got more interested in her real and full story. That was when I started my quest to find the book Mommie Dearest.
I started enjoying other authors works and became on line friends with many great people. I figured all of these book lovers here, let me put out the question. Does anyone know where I can find the book Mommie Dearest? I received an email from a wonderful friend and blogger, The Reading Addict. The blogger from The reading addict graciously gifted me a copy of the book. I am a fast reader, but decided to take this story slow. The depth of abuse this poor girl endured at such a young age, by both her mother and peers and caretakers is horrendous. But today I decided I would finally sit down and completely read the book. I was shocked to see that child abuse was swept under the rug especially for a high profile actress such as Joan Crawford. She seemed to have many demons and unfortunately died without letting her children feel they know who the real Joan was. I go back to the movie when one of Christina’s many “uncles” tells her to stop acting, the character just cries on the bed saying, “I’m not Acting”. After reading the book, I get the sense that’s all she knew how to do. This book was written in 1978 and I do hope Christina Crawford is living her happiest life. If you can get your hands on this book I suggest you read it. Thank you to my friend for the gift of reading this book!!!