By Maureen McCormick
Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had all of it. yet what audience did not learn about the consistently sunny, excellent Marcia used to be that off-screen her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick, used to be residing a really different—and not-so-wonderful—life. Maureen tells the surprising and inspirational precise tale of the loved youngster and the girl she turned. Maureen takes us behind the curtain of America's favourite tv relations. however the genuine tale starts after The Brady Bunch ended. Maureen chanced on herself tangled in a fast moving, drug-fueled Hollywood lifestyles that finally ended in the largest conflict of her lifestyles. there is not any query: Maureen McCormick is a survivor. this is the tale is the empowering, enticing, surprising, and emotional story of Maureen McCormick's brave fight over adversity and her life-long conflict to return to phrases with the belief of perfection—and herself.
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It wasn’t like my fellow Bradys didn’t have their own issues. I’d later learn that Bob Reed hated the show and hid his homosexuality, Eve Plumb resented me for getting too much attention, and Susie Olsen despised her pigtails and the fake lisp the producers had her employ to ratchet up her cuteness factor. But as a teenager, I had no idea that few people are everything they present to the outside world. When the show went off the air, I missed the structure and routine provided by my fictional TV family, and in a way I missed Marcia, with whom I had such a love-hate relationship.
Denny and I tried to comfort each other. ” It was unfathomable. I thought for sure my parents would divorce. But a few nights later, while my mother was in her bedroom, my father called my brothers and me into the living room, acknowledged his affair, and then said there were reasons he’d gone outside the marriage, reasons that were justified by circumstances that us kids weren’t aware of but were probably old enough to understand. He went on to explain that he and my mother didn’t have a normal husband–wife relationship.
One day he was on deck, cooking for his shipmates, and his gas stove exploded, severely burning his leg. Discharged because of his injury, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at UCLA. It was 1945, and he lived in a fraternity house. To earn money, he and a friend started a window-washing business. One day he was washing windows outside a doctor’s office, and he began making eyes at the pretty receptionist on the other side. That was my mother. She had gotten a job as a receptionist/office manager for a foot doctor in Westwood.