Jun 17, 2010

Throwback Thursday

I haven't done a Throwback Thursday in quite awhile, but I think it's time to start again. 

Throwback Thursday is hosted by Jenny from Take Me Away

"It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic!"

This week's Throwback Thursday is

Mommie Dearest
Author:  Christina Crawford
Publisher:  Berkely Books
Date Released: November 1st 1979

Mommie Dearest is a the memoir of Christina Crawford the adopted daughter of Joan Crawford.  She writes about the relationship between her, and her mother.

I can't tell you how totally absorbed in this book I was.  I remember reading it at a early age, I was probably about 11 yrs old, and boy was it awful to read about the abuse she says she suffered.  A couple of years later I was able to catch the movie on late night tv, and I was equally glued to the TV.  Even now I remember the whole "No More Wire Hangers" line.   

I know that some people say that Christina Crawford told many lies in her book, but whether or not it's completely true or not, I still can't watch an old Joan Crawford book without thinking of Mommie Dearest.

1 comment:

  1. I don't do these that often anymore (about once a month) but I have one scheduled for today too, haha!

    I didn't realize Mommy Dearest was first a book and definitely didn't know it was supposed to be true!


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