Jennette McCurdy defends the title book 'I’m Glad My Mother Died': It is a true statement of intent.

Jennette McCurdy, who says she suffered abuse from Debra her mother, is sticking by her decision to call her memoir "I'm glad My Mom Died."

"I understand that it's attention-grabbing, but it's also something I mean to truly," she stated about the title in an interview with "Good Morning America" Wednesday.

She said, "While there might have been a split response, I really appreciated the positive energy that I received from many people."

"I believe that anyone who has suffered parental abuse understands the title, and I think anyone who has a sense for humor understands it."

McCurdy stated that she is "not so concerned about the opinions of anyone else", noting that this book "is not for them."

McCurdy shared with us that she misses her mom at times. She died from cancer in 2013.

"Grief towards my mom used be very complicated for me. McCurdy explained that she felt angry and confused about why she was grieving.