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Well it really is a lovely story.
-- -- Yeah it's mine I mean.
I Florence Henderson pleaded not -- and tell us.
Now behind -- bright smile -- Carol Brady was a woman struggling with her own personal issues with depression neglect and -- And she joins us right now to talk about her brand new book life is not a stage from Broadway baby do a lovely lady in the and -- of Florence and then Stephen -- I know we're doing great thank you very much I -- You're New York City solid start with the story about you -- the former mayor of New York John Lindsay our went voyage.
So typical used to so in your book you -- that -- you -- at a hotel in Beverly Hills get a one night stand with him and He gave you -- sexually transmitted disease.
Is that is it called the sexually transmitted this it's a bug it's a bug.
I didn't office in the same category 'cause I've never had one and I pray to god I never get another what He -- so scariest thing in my life.
You what you were married at the time I lives right so this is one of the revelations that you -- can I do you know is a very poor choice on my heart and you know I say I I do believe in karma I I believe that very strong and that -- I just didn't know would be instant karma you that I would wake up with these critters.
Because -- -- never seen before in my life and it.
It was very scary edit everything you very public person very famous wherever you go you decide to write a book to tell all the other sites and one of which is you do not Venezia upbringing you know right -- dad drank too much.
And that didn't make it easy that's an understatement right yes alcoholic yes.
And how did that affect you.
Well I I you know I came in the youngest of ten children -- very poor family.
I came at the end of the depression.
My dad was a dirt farmer.
-- sharecropper tobacco yeah.
And it it was a hard life my mother left when I was about twelve or thirteen.
And left me and my sister the one next to me in age we took care of my father.
And you know there's so many people think that I've had a privileged upbringing and higher education and then all of those things and there's just so far from the truth.
And -- one of people don't know that it.
I'm not just Carol Brady you know that there's a lot more dimension to my life and I hope.
In writing a book that I could inspire someone who might have had.
Some of the challenges that I've had who have made some of the mistakes I've made and bad choices but I've managed to.
Keep -- learning keeping evolving and and becoming happier and happier in my life -- and that takes a lot of courage -- find it ironic that based on the fact I know you struggled with reading this book up until very concerned because I mean.
You really want to talk about some of these painful moment.
But you find it ironic.
That you had this.
Sad life at the beginning.
And you ended up becoming America's most well known mom who seem to do everything -- and I was not interesting people often ask me -- You know Carol Brady why did you create that character not -- because that's the kind of mother -- wished wished -- had.
And didn't have and so I think a lot of people feel that way that little -- show won't go away -- it.
But I -- it does you -- choose is ousted a lot of the work you should have been doing and academy.
I'll be honest you know -- -- -- else is doing all the hard work -- Brian play.
You're such a pain in the -- Yeah I'd tell you up -- -- And most of you guys -- -- it is amazing He makes you talk about the affair you talk about the -- job and yes I did -- I just packed up on FOX & Friends and I get it and -- and watch your back into the -- -- now let you know how often I begged for a job I've always been working mother.
Always all my life and I'd -- this is so awful to me something to him.
-- did was needle point I did the same -- went for five years and different and I never -- on the shelves yet but yeah.
You wanna get up.
What else did you -- -- I wanted to have a job -- contributing to the family on an you know Bob didn't do that well yeah.
And that would put it this way as a friend of mine because it's not actually that state instead of musical since.
He's an architect He got six kids can suddenly decide another -- extension on that doubts about another bathroom what about that after the one bathroom one bathroom moment that netted just one of the things that people wanted -- value.
You Barry Williams.
-- Never have absolutely not sweet is that then maybe now well it could be.
As a matter of fact that we had dinner last night with Barry and his son.
And you should have him I know He -- -- -- but with his little boy He looks exactly.
Primaries start -- -- well acted yet it's amazing he's the smartest little kid and absolutely loves the Brady Bunch was asking me.
You know -- -- -- which I could remember.
And it is very sweet but now a lot it just bugs me that Charlie sheen's hit 25 million dollars.
100 million dollars for that shouldn't happen and we're watching the Brady Bunch all the time you got.
Nothing nothing Bryant and -- that I can't sleep I can't say there it's all over the world you know it's bothers me findings that show has made for Paramount studio and not counting the dvds -- and I just spot on the entire so it is an entire shows for my kids and I wanna -- But -- you're not gonna get a -- and now.
Regular pay me.
-- -- -- That's -- they're gonna in my event report.
Hey listen go there aren't go get her book laptop onstage.
At a dollar a thank you.
This is okay.
Williams I would get it.
Brian loves it and I know another thing you're tasteless.
Another best Q okay thank you Avaya you know I read this book -- yeah learn something by.
-- it's not a staged right that is and I might sound nice to -- and regulations on the book and keep doing that -- okay yes -- -- so and it's I don't know how you do it.
It's -- -- up anchoring -- getting everybody we.
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