Monday, October 13, 2008

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

How many blog posts about Maureen McCormick's new book will be written with that title?

Yes, children of the 70s and 80s, tomorrow our childhood as we know it vanishes when Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice hits the bookstores and jaws all over America hit the floor.

We "Brady Bunch" fans (c'mon, you know who you are) already know some of these tidbits, particularly the story about Marcia and Greg's (sorry, I can't call them anything else) romance. What we didn't know before now is how this actually happened. According to the official press release about the book, "things became hot and heavy while McCormick and Williams were filming episodes in Hawaii." (Say it isn't so! Not the infamous Hawaii episode????!!!!)

"We couldn't hold back any longer," she writes in the book published by William Morrow. "It was our first kiss, and it was long, passionate and deep. It was wonderful, too, though as we continued to kiss and press against each other so closely that we could feel each other's body heat, a part of me — a tiny part, admittedly — said to myself, `Oh my God! I'm kissing my brother. What am I doing?'"

Oh my God, indeed. Along with her drug addiction and depression, "Here's the Story ..." also details McCormick's dates with "wild and crazy guy" actor Steve Martin (who apparently got her phone number from Chevy Chase!) and - of all people - Michael Jackson. Yeah, that Michael Jackson.

It gets better. Apparently, Marcia Brady was hanging out doing coke at the Playboy Mansion as well as at the home of Sammy Davis Jr. During this downward spiral, she writes that she traded sex for drugs.

I don't know why any of this surprises me anymore. I mean, these types of stories from the child stars of my day are becoming more and more commonplace. I wish I could say that I have no interest in reading this ... but, well ... I have a confession of my own to share.

I reserved it immediately at the library and am thrilled to say that I'm number 6 on the waiting list. Groovy.


Robin said...

I never watched the Brady Bunch, but I am intrigued. Make sure to post your opinion of the book!

(I never watched M.A.S.H. either, but Alan Alda's autobigraphy was great!)

The Woman said...

Oh, why does Marcia have to burst the bubble? I always thought Greg was pretty dorky. That makes it even more disappointing.