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Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned from Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus (Paperback)
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Hello world Gretchen Bonaduce came onto the scene in the mid-00s, starring in Breaking Bonaduce, a VH1 reality show with her former Partridge Family star husband Danny Bonaduce. Soon after the show ended they divorced and Surviving Agent Orange focuses on the rest of the story: her eighteen year marriage to Danny and all that entailed--addiction, infidelity, and the chaos of celebrity, as well as their divorce and her life as a single mother. Musician, reality star, and mother of two, Gretchen's story takes a fun and funny look at a life in and around the spotlight.
About the Author
With talent, tenacity, and charisma, Gretchen Bonaduce has proven time and again that she can overcome adversity and make her dreams come true. Her first associate producer credit came from the 2003 NBC show Life Moments. That same year, she was picked to shoot a pilot for the soap network with daytime soap star Lisa Rinna. Learning she had a knack for producing shows, she then when on to Executive Produce two seasons of the Vh1 hit show, Breaking Bonaduce in 2005/2006. Not only did she executive produce on the show, but she also appeared as a cast member alongside her then husband Danny Bonaduce and their two children. The series showed her positive attitude and strength, while trying to balance a family with a chaotic marriage. In 2008 Gretchen executive produced on another VH1 show, I Know My Kids The Next Child Star. Also in 2008, she was invited to be a contestant on the game show, Gimme my Reality Show where celebrities competed with each other to win their own show. America voted, and she won by a landslide! Proving without a doubt her popularity and ability to connect with an audience. She then went on to present at the 2008 Really awards for Fox Reality. She has appeared on numerous talk shows over the years including, Oprah, Phil Donahue, The Other Half, Love Lounge, The Big Idea with Donny Deutch, Biography, and Dr. Phil. She also is quite sought after for guest spots and has appeared on many hit shows like Million Dollar Listing, Inside Hollywood, Ex Wives of Rock, Beverly Hills Pawn, E! True Hollywood Story, and most recently the Hollywood Hillbillies for the Reelz network. Currently she has two shows with Core Group (producers of American Idol) that she is Executive Producing on and several more that are being pitched at the network level. Two movies (one based on this group) are also in the works. In her spare time, she fronts the Los Angeles based band The Fatal 80's. The band has opened for several 80's groups including. Missing Persons, The Tubes, Flock of Seagulls, and the Motels. The Fatal 80's are currently being considered to play international resorts around the globe. Over the last year she has been working hard on her memoir. She is the proud mother of two children, Countess Isabella, and Count Dante, two kitties, David Bowie and Ini kitty, dogs Harley, Joffrey, and Brooklyn, all rescues.