October 14th, 2008 | Jennifer Zalitack

“Marcia Brady” actress writes autobiography



Maureen McCormick, the actress who played Marcia Brady on ‘The Brady Bunch’, is writing her autobiography, “Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice”, and is not censoring a thing.

McCormick is being honest and open, writing about her life after the hit 70’s show ended writing how she was caught in a whirlwind of drugs, parties and failed relationships. She has also battled with depression and weight issues.

The 52-year-old writes “My life after Marcia Brady was a whirlwind of experimentation and searching that evolved into a grim spiral of avoidance, denial and self-destruction”.

She was addicted to cocaine, Quaaludes, pills and mushrooms during her struggle to find work after ‘The Brady Bunch’ was cancelled in 1974 after 5 seasons.

“Sometimes I wonder how my life would’ve been different if I’d said no and never done another line (of cocaine) again. But that’s not what happened…It was if I had stepped out of my normal shell full of insecurities and worries and into a different and far cooler, mellower, and more fun skin.” McCormik writes.

Among some of her failed relationships, the actress writes of her romance with TV sibling Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady, dates with Michael Jackson and Steve Martin.

McCormick says that strangers still associate her with the role she played for five years over three decades ago.

“I’ll always be struck by how much a part of people’s lives Marcia is and always will be and how, whether I like it or not, I’ll always be her, just as she will always be me,” McCormick writes. (I’m sure we’ll all be familiar with that catchy “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” saying).

McCormick’s book,” Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice “, published by William Morrow, goes on sale in the U.S. this week.

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