In the latest example of a former child star straying down the party path, Maureen McCormick admits in a new memoir that she was far from Marcia Brady, the innocent good girl she played on TV’s The Brady Bunch.
The memoir, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, chronicles how Maureen traded sex for cocaine, partied at the Playboy Mansion and Sammy Davis Jr.’s house, dated her TV brother Barry Williams, Michael Jackson and Steve Martin and basically lived a life completely opposite to that of Marcia Brady.
"As a teenager, I had no idea that few people are everything they present to the outside world," she writes in the book, in stores today. "Yet there I was, hiding the reality of my life behind the unreal perfection of Marcia Brady. No one suspected the fear that gnawed at me even as I lent my voice to the chorus of Bradys singing, ‘It’s a Sunshine Day.’ "
Maureen says she was addicted to drugs, which led to her trading favors for drugs and resulted in unwanted pregnancies. She says the drug abuse limited her career, even missing an interview with Steven Spielberg because she was high.
Although she’s clean now and living in a suburb in California, Maureen writes that she has no regrets about being on The Brady Bunch.
"I’ll always be struck by how much a part of people’s lives Marcia is and always will be," she writes.