Maureen McCormick: Not Marcia Brady

Maureen McCormick, best remembered as perky Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch, has a tell-all book hitting the shelves today. “Surviving Marcia Brady And Finding My True Voice” is Maureen’s story of her struggles as a teen star who went home at night to an abusive father, and whose life was far from the “perfect” image of her on-screen persona.

When “The Brady Bunch” ended, she started to party hard in Hollywood, using Quaaludes and coke amongst other drugs. She tried to regain her earlier success, landing a few minor TV and movie roles, but her addictions gave her a reputation for unreliability. She even screwed up an interview with Steven Spielberg because she was high.

After interventions and several runs through rehabs, Maureen began sobriety in 1985. She married actor Michael Cummings, with whom she has a daughter, Natalie.

Maureen’s also a singer who has kicked around Nashville for awhile. She starred on CMT’s reality series “Gone Country” and “Outsider’s Inn.” She also fought her weight issues several years ago as the winning contestant on VH1’s reality show “Celebrity Fit Club.”

Maureen spills about her romance with TV sibling Barry Williams, her dates with Michael Jackson and Steve Martin, cocaine binges, parties at the Playboy Mansion, an unwanted pregnancy and trading sex for drugs. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. Maureen definitely wasn’t living a Brady kind of life. Here’s hoping that at age 52, she can put her demons behind her.