Here's the Story LP: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

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Harper Collins, Nov 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages

Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all. But what viewers didn't know about the always sunny, perfect Marcia was that off-screen her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick, was living a very different—and not-so-wonderful—life. Maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen and the woman she became.

Maureen takes us behind the scenes of America's favorite television family. But the real story begins after The Brady Bunch ended. Maureen found herself tangled in a fast-paced, drug-fueled Hollywood existence that ultimately led to the biggest battle of her life.

There is no question: Maureen McCormick is a survivor. Here's the Story is the empowering, engaging, shocking, and emotional tale of Maureen McCormick's courageous struggle over adversity and her life-long battle to come to terms with the idea of perfection—and herself.

 

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User Review  - meacoleman - www.librarything.com

Maureen McCormick is my favorite Brady Bunch member and I applaud her telling her story in such a candid way. But OMG, what a depressing story! I know she's found her way and is hopeful but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - bettyandboo - LibraryThing

It's hard to believe that Maureen McCormick only played "Marcia Brady" on The Brady Bunch for five years. The Brady Bunch has become such a part of pop culture that it seems as if the series ran for ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Part
11
The One Day When This Lady Met This Fellow
13
Wind Her Up and
25
The Way We Became the Brady Bunch
33
Brace Yourself
44
Marcia Marcia Marcia
53
Time to Change
68
Much More Than a Hunch
215
Shout for Joy
231
Tears in Heaven
244
Part Three
259
For Better and For Worse
261
The Story of a Lovely Lady
273
Insanity
284
Get to the Heart
293

The Mine Shaft
80
To Be or Not to Be Brady
95
Not So Happy Days
108
Wonderland Avenue
119
A Friend of the Devil
132
No Minor Vices
143
Part
159
Vacation in Hell
161
One Flew into the Cuckoos Nest
173
A Brady Bride Is Fried
189
The Vineyard
203
Mo Better
306
Part Four
323
Coming to Terms
325
How Much Time?
336
The Family Trust
347
Reality
360
Fifty
373
Being Me
385
Acknowledgments
399
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About the author (2008)

Born in 1956, Maureen McCormick began her career at the age of six after winning the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley beauty pageant. She appeared in numerous commercials for brands such as Mattel and Kool-Aid, and performed in early episodes of Bewitched and My Three Sons before landing the starring role as Marcia Brady in the groundbreaking sitcom The Brady Bunch, which aired in prime time from 1969 to 1974. McCormick is also a singer and voice-over actor who has made a number of appearances in television and movie roles during her long career. She recently returned to television as a cast member of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club and won! She lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.

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