Mommie Dearest Author:Christina Crawford For nearly half a century, Joan Crawford was the essence of glamorous Hollywood. Having a family of her own, if only for publicity purposes, became for Joan one important measure of success. Unmarried at the time, and living in a twenty-two-room house, she first adopted Christina, then a son, and eventually two more daughters. Christina was p... more »resented to the world as the perfect child of the famous film start, but she could not remain a baby forever.« less
I thought this was an extremely interesting and provocative insight into the lives of the Crawfords. It's a backstage pass to glamourous Hollywood and one woman's obsession to remaining on top. Absorbing.