November 16, 2008

Review: Here's the Story by Maureen McCormick

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.” Oh how this line has plagued Maureen McCormick for years. Inside this book Maureen shares her life in shocking detail. To outsiders she was perfect. Cute, smart and stylish with the talent to match. To outsiders she was Marcia Brady. But few people were privy to the real person with real fears who spent a lot of time literally hiding in closets to escape her demons.

From her humble beginnings as the voice of the Chatty Cathy Doll to her impressive win on Celebrity Fit Club, Maureen’s life is chronicled with nothing held back. “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.”

I’m amazed at how open Maureen was in this book. As she learned later in life, being open and sharing was the solution to bringing her the peace she never had growing up and even into adulthood. Her story of triumph over the demons that tore her live apart for so many years is encouraging in so many different ways. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you were a Marcia Brady fan or even just casually knowing the character as I did.


bermudaonion said...

I don't usually like celebrity autobiographies, but this one sounds interesting. I had no idea she was the voice of Chatty Cathy.

Ladytink_534 said...

I grew up knowing what the Brady Bunch was but I never have seen an episode all the way through. I've seen a few interviews with Maureen McCormick talking about this book and and they are all really good.

danosor said...

I loved the Brady Bunch.Who would have known seeing her on tv.I hope i win this contest.

cheryl c said...

Another troubled child star story. I am glad that this one turns out better than so many of the other stories we have heard about.