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Christina Crawford
Granada; New Ed edition (1980)
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Christina was a young girl shown off to the When Christina Crawford's harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject.

Mommie Dearest Author Christina Crawford Opens Up About Her Past and How She’s Moving Forward

Mommie Dearest Author Christina Crawford Opens Up About Her Past and How She’s Moving Forward. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Crawford talks about abuse, what she hopes readers take away from her story, and new projects on which she’s focused. Promoted by Open Road Media. In 1978, Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of Joan Crawford, shocked readers everywhere when she released her memoir that recounted the abuse she faced at the hands of her mother. From Joan’s alcoholism to physical abuse, Christina revealed her terrifying childhood and ignited the conversation around child abuse in America.

Christina Crawford Is The Daughter Of Joan Crawford. She Love Her Mother So Much, She Hate Her Mother So Much. She Has a Blonde Hair. She Wear Black Hairband. She Wear Black Shoes. Christopher Is Her Brother. Cathy And Cindy Is Her Sisters. She Appear In Mommie Dearest. Her Nickname Was Tina. In The Book, Christina Say Any Lines a Joke. Ou Ou, I Won't Go. MOMMY. Categories: Characters.

30 October at 08:16 vember 11th! Christina Crawford will be in attendance to meet audience members and take photos with them, as well as do a Q&A after the show. David Nehls will be on the piano. This show is dedicated to all those who serve, including Christina's late brother Christopher.

Mommie Dearest - Christina Crawford. The library shelves were adorned with beautiful collections of rare and esoteric leather-bound books, some of which she had taken the time to read. How amazing! When Mommie Dearest was first published in 1978, there was no such thing as ebooks, no internet sales, and no social media. But she was alone again after two unsuccessful marriages, numerous attempts to have children and fourteen years in pictures.

Mommie Dearest: An unprecedented memoir of child abuse, Mommie Dearest also chipped away at the façade of Christina Crawford’s alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. What transpired between a seemingly fortunate child of Hollywood and a controlling and desperate woman was an escalating nightmare and, for Christina, a fierce struggle for independence. This ebook features an exclusive new introduction by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and a revealing one hundred pages of material not found in the original manuscript.

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. Published in 1978, it described the author's upbringing by an unbalanced alcoholic mother, whom she judged unfit to raise children.

by. Crawford, Christina, 1939-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

  • Nto
I found this book to be surprisingly well written. I also found the book immeasurably better and more believable than the movie, which I saw 20 years ago. I had no inkling that so many people found the movie funny/campy or that many people questioned the truthfulness of Christina's story. When I read that recently, I felt sickened because there is nothing remotely funny about the explosive rage and cruelty directed at a helpless child. My heart also ached for that little girl or any child who musters the courage to speak the truth, only to be called a liar. It's like being abused all over again.

For that reason, I decided to read the book and was surprised at how difficult it was to track down a copy. It was not available on Kindle, Audible or my public library system! The only way I was able to read it, was to purchase a used copy on Amazon. I believe the reason this book became such a huge best-seller was not just due to the "sensationalism" but because it finally shined a light on what happens to so many children behind closed doors. Those children deserve to be believed and protected!

I believe every word of this heart-wrenching book. I think the long time secretary knew very well that Christina was telling the truth. If she ever admitted to that, she would be admitting to being an accessory to child abuse. Why would she admit it? And reveal herself to be a witness and participant to child abuse who did nothing; just to save her job or to save herself the wrath of the abusive star? These days, celebrities have wised up and make employees sign non-disclosure/confidentially contracts. Maybe for purpose of privacy, but also maybe because household help will be witnesses to what takes place behind closed doors.

Joan Crawford was estranged from her mother, her brother, her daughter and son and who knows how many other people. When someone can't get along with ANYONE other than paid employees, there's usually a reason family and friends run for the hills.

And those who point to the younger "twin" daughters as proof Joan was a good mother. I find it entirely possible that they may not have experienced the level of abuse that Christina and Christopher did, especially since Joan learned her lesson and shipped these 2 kids off to boarding school before they became pre-teens (when most children start questioning authority). Also, why would they speak up, following the treatment Christina has received for speaking the truth? I would not be at all surprised if Christina had asked them about any abuse in their childhood and revealed the treatment she and her brother lived through. The younger two could have "tattled" to their mother, what their older siblings were saying about her, in order to show how loyal they were to Joan. I can definitely see how this dynamic would keep the younger children in the will and the older kids disinherited. How very convenient for the 2 "loyal" children. This is speculation, of course, but it's not that unusual in dysfunctional families for the children to keep trying to prove their devotion to the unpredictably abusive parent.

An abusive parent may have absolute power over their children, but those kids grow up with huge emotional wounds that don't just go away because it's "in the past." It's their right to tell their story, if they want to. That story was forced upon them. The abusive parent reaps what they sow. In my opinion, it's despicable to attack anyone for having the courage to speak the truth.
  • unmasked
Im halfway thought this book and I really like it. It is kind of sad though, i feel sympathy not only for Christina but for Joan as well. One part in the book really stands out to me, and this is probably my favorite part. It is a really vulnerable and emotional moment between a troubled actress and her young daughter:

"....We sat down on some flat rocks and looked out toward the open sea. We sat there in silence a long time. She took my hand and held it firmly. Very softly she started talking to me. I had to lean toward her to hear above the sound of the surf crashing against the rocks. She looked so beautiful in the moonlight that I had a hard time listening to what she was saying. The wind blew her hair gently away from her face and her profile was illuminated by the moon and reflections from the clouds. She was talking to me about life, about herself and what she wanted and how hard it was to hard it was to be happy. She said that I made her happy, but all of life wasnt that easy. She told me how poor shed been and how lonely as a child, how hard it had been for her. She talked for a long time, and I tried with all my might to understand what she was saying to me. but some things I couldn't understand. I was only about seven and I just didn't know what she was talking about. So I held on to her hand with all my strength and concentrated on her face. I never took my eyes off her for an instant. I was trying so hard to understand, to help her. She started to cry. She said she wasn't really sad but that it was so beautiful here. I put my arms around her neck, hugging and kissing her. I wish with all my heart that I could make it all right for her. "I love you, Mommie dearest" was all I could say. She turned and looked at me through tears. she smiled at me. Then she ran her finger across my forehead as though to smooth away a frown. She rumpled my hair and gave me a hug. "Let's go, it's getting cold." She held my hand the whole way back. At one point she stopped and looked at me. "You don't understand very much of what I've said, do you?" In despair I shook my head no. She almost sighed as she said, "its all right, Tina....You'll understand more when you're a little older." When we got back to the cottage she made me some hot chocolate and we sat in front of the fire until I fell asleep with my head in her lap....."
  • Moogura
First of all, the kindle edition has sooooo many typos, it’s unbelievable that it was printed - doesn’t anyone proofread? Also, the story itself is not that well written. At times, there were passages that were almost poetic (e.g., first line of chapter 14), yet other passages were were so poorly done they were cringe worthy. However, the story line is fascinating and yet heartbreaking too, especially the chapter when she’s sent to a convent. I know critics felt that this book was written to get even with her mother and her experiences were all lies, but her recollections are so specfic, Christina had to have been telling the truth. A good read because of the story line.... what we think about the rich and famous can sometimes be a facade behind which they hide.