<< It's already made me reconsider my position on her and Christine. Her other adopted daughters said Mommie Dearest was a crock. As they say, there are three sides to every story: your side, their side, and the truth. The truth usually lies somewhere between the other two. >>
I do agree we don't hear the WHOLE truth, because people don't even know the whole truth when looking at their own lives (as everyone's view is subjective), but the facts about Crawford being an abusive parent aren't really in dispute. So MANY outsiders (and insiders) have come forth with what they saw...it's just pathetic reaching to even try to dispute it any more : (
Even the most even-handed of the Crawford biographies (the one by Bob Thomas, published even before MOMMIE DEAREST hit the stands) is frank about acknowledging that many of Crawford's coworkers witnessed severe abuse being dished out by Joan Crawford.