Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford [FIRST EDITION] 1978
Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  WILLIAM MORROW & CO.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in very good condition; some light shelf and edge wear. Housed in protective mylar. Price in tact on front panel.
Book itself is very good; some wear / minor discoloration to boards; tiny surface tear on front. Corner clipped on flyleaf. Reads perfectly!
When Christina Crawford's harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject. It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood and stripped away the façade of Christina's relentless, alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford.
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.