I appreciated hearing the author narrate her own book. it is to her credit that she was able to transcend the challenges her personal life threw her way-and come out on the other side, insightful and whole.
Like millions of other people, I grew up looking up to Marcia Brady and Maureen McCormick by extension. Maureen's story is so tragic and the trap of Marcia so complete. The book is painful to listen to in spots but Maureen leaves us on a hopeful note. I do wish that some of the loose ends with her family had been tied up--I'm not sure they have been in real life but I still think the situation as of the writing of the book should have been stated.
Maureen McCormick told her story in a poignant, open way that confirmed my hunch this book would be good. It got 4 stars from me for two reasons: every one of these memoirs always must end in hope rather than ambiguous endings and the abridgment doesn't always serve the story justice. I do wish McCormick were more the fighter than the "nice girls don't make waves" type of gal--her relations need their collective hind ends kicked for their treatment of their kin--but I could relate to her in a way I didn't think plausible.
She narrated this well with her own inflection in memories causing listeners to hear she'd been crying in spots, and laughing in others, but for the whole, it was a fine read for an abridged book. Not many child stars associated with the roles they're known well adjust to their pasts well, but McCormick sounds like she's taken this in stride and did her Marcia Brady and other characters well--and did herself justice.
I thoughly enjoy Heres the story by maureen mccormick. I found here telling of her life, heartfelt, gutrenching and my heart went out to her for what she went through.
I have always been a "Brady Bunch" Fan since I saw the series when I was a kid. Loved this book from start to finish. A standing ovation for Maureen's opening up and telling her story. Tops Barry Williams book, "Growing Up Brady" by a long shot. Bravo, Maureen, and thank you.
After listening to some really great literary works, I enjoyed this trashy diversion. Just put your mind in neutral, suck up the silly details and be glad you never had an opportunity to realized your dreams with nut-case Marsha.