Daily Archives: October 20, 2008

Brady Bunch Daughter Tells Of Drug Battles

Marcia Brady, the teen icon in the 1970s in ‘The Brady Bunch’, has talked about her battle with drugs in a new book.

Reuters reports that Brady’s book ‘Here’s The Story’ was published in the US this week with the legend writing about her addiction to cocaine, pills and mushrooms after the television show was cancelled.

Marcia, now 52, writes: “My life was a whirlwind of experimentation and searching that evolved into a grim spiral of avoidance, denial and self-destruction.”

“Sometimes I wonder how my life would’ve been different if I’d said no and never done another line of cocaine again. But that’s not what happened. It was as if I had stepped out of my normal shell full of insecurities and worries and into a different and far cooler, mellower, and more fun skin.”

Writing about her fame, she says: “I’ll always be struck by how much a part of people’s lives Marcia is and always will be. And how, whether I like it or not, I’ll always be her, just as she will always be me.

When asked about her view, Marcia’s sister Jan said, “Well, all day long at school, I used to hear how great Marcia was at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! And now, 34 years later it is still, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”