One of the stars of the hit 1970s TV show “The Brady Bunch” stopped in Atlanta on Monday to pitch her new tell-all.
Maureen McCormick, who played Marsha Brady on the show, spoke to more than 150 fans packed inside Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, answering questions about her time on the show, the new book and whether she would want her daughter to play her if “Here’s the Story” is turned into a movie. (Her answer: no.)
Brady seemed surprised by the size of the crowd, commenting in her opening remarks that it was the largest of any stop on her week-old book tour. McCormick also admitted to a fan waiting as she signed his copy of the book that she didn’t know she had a large gay following.
In the book, McCormick reveals she’s lived quite an un-Brady life:
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the former Brady Bunch star said she picked up a cocaine habit that included trading sex for drugs. She botched an audition with Steven Spielberg for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” In the 1970s, she hung out with the Jackson family, bonding more with LaToya than Michael. She had a date with Steve Martin, but her drug problem caused her to be a space cadet. Result: no second date. She was ashamed of her mom for many years because she had syphilis and had been institutionalized for a time. McCormick’s own depression was mollified in the 1990s by Prozac.
View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.