Mommie Dearest 40th Anniversary Edition

The ultimate Hollywood tell-all Mommie Dearest is back with a 40th Anniversary edition, and it's author Christina Crawford is still not ready to forgive and forget.

In 1978, when Christina Crawford's harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published it shocked the world with a story about all the abuse she suffered from her famous mother Joan Crawford.  It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood.

Christina was a young girl shown off to the world as a fortunate little princess. But at home, her lonely, controlling, even ruthless mother made her life a nightmare. 

A fierce battle of wills, their relationship could be characterized as an ultimately successful, for Christina, struggle for independence. She endured and survived, becoming the voice of so many other victims who suffered in silence, and giving them the courage to forge a productive life out of chaos.

Now Christina, who is 79 years old, has released a 40th-anniversary edition with an exclusive new introduction by the author plus rare photographs from her personal collection and one hundred pages of revealing material not found in the original manuscript.

Christina says that she was not happy about the campy 1981 Fay Dunaway movie that was based on the book and admits that if she could do it all over again, "I would've never sold the rights"

She is, however, co-writing a musical version of Mommie Dearest, which has already had two readings in New York City.  We can't wait to hear the "No Wire Hangers" song.  Instant classic...and that is why we ❤️this.
Mommie Dearest 40th Anniversary Edition Mommie Dearest 40th Anniversary Edition Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on January 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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