Here's the Story - Maureen McCormick

Here's the Story

By Maureen McCormick

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 202 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Perfect title

    5
    By Biscuts131
    Great read. Brutally honest, and yet funny!
  • Good

    3
    By Al Stewart
    Good book & enjoyed reading her story.
  • A Must Read

    5
    By PoetryPrincess
    Maureen McCormick has an amazing story. So thankful she has shared this story with all her fans! I couldn’t put her book down. I have NO doubt her story has touched so many people. It’s a must read book for everyone!
  • Just amazing

    5
    By Disney93
    I literally just finished this book and all I can say is WOW. I’ve always been intrigued by Maureen and decided to download this book after scrolling for good reads. Her writing is very professional but it feels like you’re listening to one of your girlfriends. I couldn’t put it down. I would have never imagined her life happened like this. I’m still shocked because she doesn’t appear that way and never had to me. The book is very juicy and perfect for the nosey types because she holds nothing back. I’m ready to see Maureen back on tv or in a movie. Book her people!,,,,,,
  • Not earth shattering

    4
    By Hardlinemike
    This was a light and interesting read about one of the hottest babes on TV in the late 60's. I felt like I was catching up on a long ago girlfriend, wondering what has happened to her, only to find out she had a hard life. She was someone on top of the world, how could anything go wrong? As you get into the book, you will see the roadblocks and land mines that all of us have faced, but to Marcia? No way. As a young guy in love with her, she had it all, or so it would seem. Humbling to read that real things and situations happen to fictional people. The book was informative, but not earth shattering. I do however feel as though I have found an old heartbeat from long ago. Loved her, still do.
  • Here's the story

    5
    By Kvavy
    I enjoyed this book very much.
  • Here's the story

    1
    By Mopowb
    If you grew up loving Marcia Marcia Marcia then don't buy this book. I paid 9.99 and that is 9.98 touch. This is just an over weight Maureen McCormick picking pockets
  • Cool Story

    5
    By therealJZ33
    I loved Marcia Brady as a child. I was also curious about all the wild things I had heard about Maureen. I ended up reading a story about someone that is simply trying to find her way. She is very much an actress and like her life, pretty dramatic. Ultimately, she suffers many of the same problems adults have. The second guessing, regret, fear and worry, that life is passing us by. It's not Hemingway but I wasn't looking for that. An easy read that's well worth the money.
  • A Fun Read

    4
    By ryburn
    I enjoyed the book. As a Brady Bunch fan I also remember Marsha. Her story is fairly typical of child actors and actresses. She is one of the few that dealt with her problems and managed to raise a child and keep a marriage together in Hollywood. This is no small task.. I would also like to extend kudos to Maureen's husband. My hat is off to you sir. You are a star in this book.