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Anonymous posts on 3/29/2008 6:18:37 PM That doesn't mean its a pack of lies!
Shelly posts on 3/29/2008 4:30:54 PM In reply to the last message. Of course she still makes money from the book she wrote! It's called copywright and continual royaltys. She may have gone to college, but the only thing she is known for is writing her book. Her " tell all " account should only be taken as it is, one sided and written after Joan was dead.
Anonymous posts on 3/24/2008 6:01:46 PM I do not think it was a self pity party. And I don't think it was for the money. If that was the case, she would still be making money off the book. Christina attended college so I'm sure she had a career of her own without the book. I think it was meant to open peoples eyes to the fact that child abuse is just not limited to homes of impoverished children and that it can happen in the marbled halls of the rich and famous. And you say Christina did not even try to have a relationship with her mother in the last five years. From what I heard, she forgave her mother over and over again and evidently Joan Crawford herself did not even try to have a relationship with Christina or Christopher in the last years of her life. So that right speak volumes to me regarding Joan Crawford's character as a person.

Shelly posts on 3/23/2008 8:59:28 PM I was adopted at the age of four yrs. My birth parents were alcoholics and drug abusers. They were abusive physically, sexually, and emotionally. When I was adopted my new parents were not perfect either. My adoptive father had anger problems and my adoptive mother was emotionall and physically abusive. However, I feel the the publication of Christina's book was for the most part a self pity party. She was not in Joans will, and I can understand why. She didn't even bother to try to reconcile with her mother before she died. Why would you put your child in a will who was not even in your life for over five years before you passed away? My adoptive mother has passed away eight years ago and I have worked through my feelings and did so before she died from cancer. The idea of disrespecting her, her life, and our family by saying such vicious things to complete strangers out of pure vindictivenes makes me ill. She should have thought about that, but it seems the money and public attention outweighed common sense. When people look at their past, how many can say they lived completely the way they thought they would when they were children? Not many.
Anonymous posts on 3/12/2008 5:41:12 PM This is for Pam. What kinds of things will be included in the 30th Anniversary Edition? And is Mommie Dearest really true? And why do so many people hate Christina?
Pam posts on 3/10/2008 10:11:01 AM The 30th Anniversary Edition of "Mommie Dearest" will be coming out in either June or July. Best, Pam
Karin Ferguson posts on 3/10/2008 7:51:39 AM Hey Tracy, I agree, she did give up on her eldests, and I also agree that parents do treat the older children a bit harsher sometimes.....I heard the same regarding the 30th anniversary, but I haven't heard more, again, the last mention was I believe in that vanity fair mag last month, but that's all I know, if you do find a way to get a hold of her, let me know what you find out.! It's amazing, how this affected me, it's amazing how some stories really touch us.
Tracy Costa posts on 3/10/2008 12:22:30 AM I just started reading the messages and I think Christina was abused and she had the right to write her book. Yes, there are some inconsistencies regarding her stay at Flintridge Academy but maybe it was the result of poor editing. I also point out as a parent of three children all four years apart that I was more strict with my first child then with my last child who is now nine mainly because you want to be the perfect parent with the perfect child with your first but as time goes by you get more easy going and realize to be strict on the things that matter and relax and enjoy your kids more. I never abused my eldest son but I did have the need to have a good kid and was more strict than with the next and then my last child. Yet my son is of course enjoying more freedom and less strictness as I learned to be a better parent. Thus, I think Joan probably eased up on the twins. What she didn't do was make up for being to harsh of a parent with her two eldest and just shut them out of her life. Joan Crawford plainly gave up on Christina and Christopher. Anyway, that is my opinion. I have two questions, I heard or read that Christina is planning on a 30 year edition of Mommie Dearest to come out later this year. Has anyone out there know anything about this? Any way to email Christina Crawford herself to see if she plans any new things to be written or cleared up in her book? Thanks for any help, Tracy
Anonymous posts on 3/7/2008 12:58:34 PM I'd like a honest vote, raise of hands how many of you would pick up a book on werewolves, vampires, magicians or cupid Psyche.
Sharon posts on 3/6/2008 10:01:02 PM I distinctly remember, years ago when Mommie Dearest came out, seeing Helen Hayes on TV. She said that everyone knew what was going on with Joan and her kids, but no one knew what to do, and regrettably, did nothing. There's obviously bad blood between the two generations of Joan's adoptees. Also, in an interview with Larry King, Christina said she was not happy with the Mommy Dearest movie. Hollywood bought the rights to the book, but created a completely different over-the-top interpretation. Christina had absolutely no control over the content of the movie.
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