Here's the Story

Here's the Story

Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

Book - 2008
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A behind-the-scenes memoir by the actress best known for her portrayal of Marcia Brady describes the painful disparity between her on-screen persona and her real life, recounting the dark secret that overshadowed her relationship with her mother and siblings and her own struggles with depression, addiction, and eating disorders
Publisher: New York : HarperEntertainment ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2008
ISBN: 9780061490149
0061490148
Characteristics: 277 p., [32] p. of plates ; 24 cm

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emmckee
May 15, 2019

Marcia Brady has a cocaine habit, has two abortions and finds God. An interesting read but gets a bit sappy/slow at the end. If you listen to her read the book it's even better - she reads it in such a deadpan way that you can almost ignore the fact that she "did so much cocaine they called me 'hoover' like the vacuum"

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flormar
Jul 30, 2018

Growing up in the 1970's, I watched the brady bunch religiously after I got home from school.
I like many others was in envy of Marcia Brady. She really seemed to have it together. The book is a startling eye opener to how much she suffered inside. It talks about her excessive drug use, and partying to the point of almost no return. It is well written and worth reading.

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MplsTA
Dec 19, 2017

There are a lot of problems and temptations such as drugs and alcohol that go with being a celebrity. Ms McCormick seems to take a pretty honest look at her life and made some positive changes before it was too late. There were not a lot of surprises about a Brady but I nevertheless enjoyed her story about being the older sister of the Brady Bunch.

mybibliothike Aug 02, 2010

Maureen McCormick was no 'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia'! Brutally honest, she tells of a life that had little resemblens to her perfect girl-next-door character.

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tedrich2921
Jul 12, 2009

It's a bit embarrassing to admit that I read this book. I think every boy that was born in the ?50's liked Marcia Brady, so I have to admit that was the initial motivation. However, it was better written (or edited) than I expected. I didn't know that Maureen McCormick, the real Marcia Brady, was one very, very messed up person. Even now, she is battling with a delusional father and brother. It has not been a very Brady life. I found the book a good summer-reading type book.

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Minnetonka_Library
Apr 11, 2009

Marcia...Marcia...Marcia....

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