Tuesday, May 5, 2009

outside reading blog #3

I finished The Royal Treatment so now I am reading Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick. This novel is about Maureen McCormick's life before and after playing the role of Marcia Brady for five years on the Brady Bunch. An important quote from what I have already read is, "Politely, I reminded them tha tMarcia Brady was still a teenager, but, I Maureen, created not in Sherwood Schwartz's imagination but in the womb of Irene McCormick" (11). This is important because everyone always thinks of actors as the characters they portray not as individual people. This quote establishes her goal for the book right away. This book was going to be about her whole, not just the part of life when she was playing Marcia. She is setting up her own identity with this book, hoping that people won't always think of her as Marcia Brady, just Maureen McCormick.

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