Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ashley Judd (Getty)Ashley Judd explores the darkest moments of her childhood in her just-released memoir All That Is Bitter & Sweet—and, from the sound of it, the actress is not particularly complimentary of mom Naomi Judd's parenting skills.

"My mother, while she was transforming herself into the country legend Naomi Judd, created an origin myth for the Judds that did not match my reality," Ashley wrote in an excerpt published to RadarOnline. "She and my sister [singer Wynonna] have been quoted as saying that our family put the 'fun' in dysfunction. I wondered: Who, exactly, was having all the fun? What was I missing?"

Among Ashley's painful revelations: After her parents' divorce, Naomi invited a "full-blown heroin addict with a criminal record" into their home. She also suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a stranger.

"I was taught to believe that our lifestyle was normal and never to question it or complain, even when I was left alone for hours, sometimes days at a time, or when I was passed without warning to yet another relative," Ashley wrote.