Florence Henderson, Book Signing “Life Is Not a Stage”

The Brady Bunch star, Florence Henderson, will be signing copies of her inspirational memoir, titled “Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond.”

You know her as America’s iconic and all-time favorite TV mom from The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974. What you may not know is that this lady, the youngest of ten children, from Dale, Indiana, rose out of a childhood of poverty on the heels of the Great Depression. Her career began on stage, enrolling in the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York shortly after graduating high school. Her Broadway debut was in the 1952 musical Wish You Were Here. She currently hosts The Florence Henderson Show, which airs on RLTV, and has made guest appearances throughout the years on a number of popular TV shows including It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Roseanne, The King of Queens, Whose Line is it Anyway, as well as competing on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars. You can check out her scrapbook at flohome.com

Book Signing Dates

9/22/11 8:15 PM
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue
New York, NY.

9/23/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
New York, NY.

9/24/11 1:00 PM
East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ.

10/3/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA.

From the Publisher
For millions of people around the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, but growing up as the youngest of ten children in rural Indiana in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Florence Henderson lived a life quite different from that of the quintessential TV mom she later played on television.

Florence’s father was a dirt-poor tobacco tenant farmer who was nearly fifty years old when he married Florence’s twenty-five-year-old mother, and was nearly seventy when Florence was born. Florence’s childhood was full of deprivation and abandonment. Her father was an alcoholic at a time when there was no rehab or help for the disease. Their home rarely had electricity or running water. When she was twelve, Florence’s mother left the family to work in Cleveland and never returned.

Florence opens up about her childhood, as well as the challenges she’s faced as an adult, including stage fright, postpartum depression, her extramarital affairs, divorce, her hearing loss, and heart problems. She writes with honesty and wisdom of how her faith and ability to survive has brought her through rough times to a life of profound joy and purpose.

Source: barnesandnoble.com

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2 Comments on Florence Henderson, Book Signing “Life Is Not a Stage”

  1. Hmmm. I’d be curious to know how she managed a move to New York and paying for AADA coming from a place of poverty. What’s your secret, Florence??

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