Josh Peck Praises Jennette McCurdy for ‘Brave’ New Memoir


Josh Peck, Jennette McCurdy
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Round of applause Josh PeckCelebrates fellow Nickelodeon alum Jennette McCurdyOn the publication of her first memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died.

“My friend Jennette wrote a book and it’s out today. She’s brave, funny and thoughtful in ways few are,” the Drake & JoshThe 35-year-old alum captioned an Instagram photo earlier this week. “Get it today!”

The former iCarlystar, 30, thanked Peck and expressed her gratitude for the sweet words. “Love you my friend ! thanks for the kind words ♥️,” she commented on the photo, which showed the two actors hugging in an airport.

McCurdy reflected on her rise to child stardom through her book, which was published Tuesday, August 9. The California native spoke out about her turbulent relationship with Debra, her late mother. Debra died in 2013. Earlier this month, the actress explained the significance of the memoir’s provocative title.

“It’s something I mean sincerely,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I’m genuinely glad. If she were alive, I’d still be trapped. Every important decision in my life wouldn’t have been possible.”

The book also looks back on McCurdy’s experiences filming both iCarlyThe Sam & CatShe recalls her different bonds to her costars. She formed a close friendship. Miranda CosgroveHer dynamic with Ariana Grandethe spinoff was more complex.

So 'Brave'! Josh Peck Praises Nickelodeon's Jennette McCurdy for New Book

Jennette Mcurdy and Josh Peck.
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“Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box. I’m pissed about it. I’m pissed at her. She is a sham. For a few reasons,” she wrote. “So now, every time she misses work it feels like a personal attack. … From that moment on I didn’t like her. I couldn’t like her.”

On the flip side, she described her relationship with Cosgrove, 29, as being “like sisters, but without the passive-aggression and weird tensions.” The duo worked together on iCarlyFrom 2007 to 2012, they were still friends to the present.

“I love Miranda to pieces,” McCurdy told Entertainment TonightThis month. “I always will. She holds a special spot in my heart. She helped me to grow and heal. I hope that I can do the same for her. I just love her so very much. … We totally still keep in touch. Not as often as we used to, we used to be attached at the hip.”

Before starring as Carly Shay, Cosgrove played Peck’s stepsister, Megan Parker, on Drake & Josh. The. Amanda ShowAn alum published a touching memoir of his own entitled Happy People are annoyingHe opened up about his struggle with food and addictions over the years.

“As I write this, I’m two weeks short of thirteen years sober, and hopefully by the time this book comes out, I still will be,” the Snow Day star wrote. “I don’t speak in absolutes because I’ve known too many people whose life got too good too quickly and suddenly a drink didn’t sound that bad anymore. So, in sticking with the whole one day at a time of it all, I cannot guarantee that I will die sober, but I can guarantee that I will go to sleep tonight without a drink.”

He concluded, “I’ll tell you that today I still go to meetings regularly, I have a sponsor whom I speak to regularly, and a group of sober people who are my best friends. Everything good in my life is because of sobriety.”

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