Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford [FIRST EDITION] 1978 • William Morrow

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Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford


8th printing / 1978.  Includes photo insert at center

Hardcover with dust jacket in beautiful condition. 

Book itself is near mint.  Pristine cloth boards.  Reads like new.  

Dust jacket is in great shape.  A touch of fading to spine, mild shelf / edge wear and corner creasing to panels, but overall looks stunning.  Now housed in a new archival quality jacket protector.   Beautiful copy!

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.