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Mommie Dearest
Mommie Dearest
Author: Christina Crawford
ISBN: 4271

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jaylou avatar reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
From reading this book, i get the feeling they sugar coated the movie. Much better than the movie. wonderful read.
reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Like the person below me said, the movie was definitely sugar coated. It is tame compared to the story in this book and it doesn't do the book justice. This is one of most moving and heartbreaking books I have read. I actually cried while reading this, which is rather rare.
If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A quick read and short glimpse into the twisted world of hollywood families. I enjoyed the movie more, but the book really shows Christina Crawford's struggle to find herself in a life and world so thoroughly manipulated by her adopted mother, Joan Crawford.
mizparker avatar reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 87 more book reviews
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Most certainly an interesting and worthwhile read, particularly if you are fascinated by celebrity (which I am!) If you can keep yourself from feeling sorry for the author, the scandal and true story of Joan Crawford is pretty delicious.
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This is the heartbreaking true story of a lonely little girl trying to win the love of her world-famous mother, Joan Crawford.
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 472 more book reviews
I found this book a very difficult read, as much for its unrelenting style as its subject matter.
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A sad story of a woman so desperate for attention and approval she sells her soul to Hollywood. By the adopted daughter forced to struggle to survive in Hollywood with her.
Erinyes avatar reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 279 more book reviews
To say I enjoyed this books sounds kind of sick, but it's true. I did. I was both horrified and fascinated. There are not alot of answers. There is no why really. Just this sense of pervasive anguish. Good book.
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The book is better than the movie!
Erinyes avatar reviewed Mommie Dearest on + 279 more book reviews
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.
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Famous behind-the-scenes story by Joan Crawford's adopted daughter.
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This is the book the movie was based on. Wonderful look into the life of Hollywood icon, Joan Crawford.

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