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Here's the Story by Maureen McCormick
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Dec 14, 08

Read in December, 2008

** spoiler alert ** Let's see---

Snorting coke in the 70's-----$250,000

Two abortions-----------------$ 1,000

Kissing rear to every well known studio producer in Hollywood---Priceless.

But this memoir wasn't priceless. It was downright boring--until you get to the end, then it is just bizarre. McCormick tried as hard as she could to make it read as if she has a hard, tough, rough life---but I don't buy it. This was a way to get some media attention and make a few dollars. The publisher could have at least proofread the manuscript--for example, chapter 10, second page--what exactly is "essentically?"

Read it if you have to, but don't think you are missing out if you skip this one.

Edited to Add: If McCormick had done the drugs she professed to have done, she would NOT have been able to just quit because her husband brought her to God. No one quits a quarter million dollar coke habit without hardcore treatment. That's why I don't believe that she was more than a casual user. She never went without--her parents invested her money wisely, so she was never poor, homeless, or destitute. Her "shame" revolved around her parents being frugal and a perceived illness that made no sense whatsoever, from a medical standpoint. She hints at bipolar disorder, but that's all it is, a hint. She's never treated for manic depression, although she does take an antidepressant during the 90's (who hasn't?).
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KyleeJ Ooo, not good. Thanks for the warning.


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