The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We Are Still Talking about Today

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About the Author

Kimberly Potts is a television and pop culture writer with a prolific career spanning more than 20 years, with features written for The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, TV Guide,, Los Angeles Times, The Wrap, and so on. She currently covers the number one sitcom on TV, The Big Bang Theory, for, and recently spent several seasons covering the number one cable drama on TV, The Walking Dead, for Yahoo TV. She's written oral histories of Deadwood and BreakingBad, think pieces defending the polarizing series finales of Seinfeld and TheSopranos, and created weekly beat coverage, features, interviews, and recaps of TV comedies, dramas, and reality series, including OrangeIstheNewBlack, BatesMotel, GilmoreGirls, BetterCallSaul, TheAmericans, Gossip Girl, and DancingwiththeStars.


"Pott's book both entertains and educates, dropping numerous pearls of wisdom about why the Brady's mattered then. . . and now."--Yahoo! Entertainment
"There is still more to know about [The Brady Bunch] -- as revealed by author Kimberly Potts."--Closer Weekly
"An all-purpose guide to all things Brady."--Flavorwire
"Kimberly Potts brings a sophisticated, streaming-era perspective to one of the great mysteries of our time: How did a simplistic, sweet, widely disrespected TV show like The Brady Bunch become a formative influence on some of our greatest Gen X pop culture figures, including Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, First Lady Michelle Obama, and parody genius Weird Al? Through behind-the-scenes stories and analysis, Potts takes the Brady phenomenon seriously and shows that no matter who we are, we're all looking for a happy TV family to call our own."--Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia and Sex and the City and Us
"Growing up in a family with six children, I can think of no other show that embodies my childhood and my relationship with television more than The Brady Bunch. Kimberly Potts captures some of that Brady Bunch magic in this great book."--Jim Gaffigan, Emmy-winning comedian and New York Times bestselling author of Dad is Fat and Food: A Love Story
"Mom always said, 'Don't play ball in the house.' I say, 'If you remember that line, you need to read this book.'"--Gavin Edwards, New York Times bestselling author of The Tao of Bill Murray