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Here's The Story - Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
by Maureen McCormick
William Morrow
ISBN 978-0-06-149014-9
Published October 2008 - Hardcover - 277 pages - $25.95

Uncharacteristically, I figured this book would be another Moaning Minnie story.  Another I-had-it-all-but-screwed-up-anyway story.  In some ways it is, in others, it's an eye-opening account of what went on in homes in the lates 50s and 60s.  Ms. McCormick passionately spells out her early childhood, offers an insight into her family, warts and all, tells how she fell into the limelight at an early age, her intellectually challenged brother, and of course, her life as Marcia Brady on the hit TV show, The Brady Bunch.  She talks of her life after the show, how she "discovered" bulimia and cocaine, her depression, the guys she went out with, and the difficulties and insecurities of later being an out-of-work actress in Los Angeles.  It never ceases to amaze me the lengths drug addicts will go to in order to score drugs.  Ms. McCormick's alarming account of her desire for cocaine is scary, and the fact that she came out of that phase and can remember what went on, is shocking.  We tend to think that stars are made for life, especially if they're in a hit show or movie.  Ms. McCormick proves that isn't so, and talks about the difficulties she faced trying to find suitable work but being hindered, in a way, by always being compared to Marica Brady.  And the difficulties filtered into her marriage and influenced her in many ways.  But I take my hat off to her and her husband Michael, for sticking together through thick and thin.  If only there were many more "Michaels" around.  I found this book to be moving and revealing, honest and helpful.
Conclusion - I urge you to read this; if not to feel better about yourself, to know that you can feel and be better.

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