Here's the Story (Google eBook)
Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!
Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all—style, looks, boys, brains, and talent. No wonder her younger sister Jan was jealous! For countless adolescents across America who came of age in the early 1970s, Marcia was the ideal American teenager. Girls wanted to be her. Boys wanted to date her. But what viewers didn't know about the always-sunny, perfect Marcia was that offscreen, her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick, the young actress who portrayed her, was living a very different—and not-so-wonderful—life. Now, for the very first time, Maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen generations have invited into their living rooms—and the woman she became.
In Here's the Story, Maureen takes us behind the scenes of America's favorite television family, the Bradys. With poignancy and candor, she reveals the lifelong friendships, the hurtful jealousies, the offscreen romance, the loving support her television family provided during a life-or-death moment, and the inconsolable loss of a man who had been a second father. But The Brady Bunch was only the beginning. Haunted by the perfection of her television alter ego, Maureen landed on the dark side, caught up in a fast-paced, drug-fueled, star-studded Hollywood existence that ultimately led to the biggest battle of her life.
Moving from drug dens on Wonderland Avenue to wild parties at the Playboy mansion and exotic escapades on the beaches of Hawaii, this candid, hard-hitting memoir exposes a side of a beloved pop-culture icon the paparazzi missed. Yet it is also a story of remarkable success. After kicking her drug habit, Maureen battled depression, reconnected with her mother, whom she nursed through the end of her life, and then found herself in a pitched battle for her family in which she ultimately triumphed.
There is no question: Maureen McCormick is a survivor. After fifty years, she has finally learned what it means to love the person you are, insight that has brought her peace in a happy marriage and as a mother. Here's the Story is the empowering, engaging, shocking, and emotional tale of Maureen McCormick's courageous struggle over adversity and her lifelong battle to come to terms with the idea of perfection—and herself.
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Review: Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True VoiceUser Review - Verna - Goodreads
I was like a lot of people suprised and blown away with this honest to the bone memoir of Maureen McCormick, alias Marcia Brady. I will certainly never look at The Brady Bunch the 70's sitcom in the ... Read full review
Review: Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True VoiceUser Review - Sally - Goodreads
First of all, Maureen McCormick is some one I would love to sit down and just talk with. This woman has been to hell and back and somewhere in between, she met Jesus. Her memoir is a sometimes ... Read full review
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Here's the Story LP: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
Limited preview - 2008
Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
Limited preview - 2008