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Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned from Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus - Book Signing/Q&A Author Event with Gretchen Bonaduce

  • Branches Books & Gifts 40044 HWY 49, Suite B1 Oakhurst CA 93644 (map)

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We will be moving the location from Branches to Yosemite Wine Tails so that we will have plenty of room & beverages. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for seating!

 

Ever wonder what it would be like to marry a child star? Have your own reality TV show? Have your life play out for the world to see? With talent, tenacity, and charisma, Gretchen Bonaduce has proven time and again that she can overcome adversity and make her dreams come true.

 Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned from Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus

Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned from Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus

Join us for a live Q & A with author, producer and reality star, Gretchen Bonaduce on Wednesday, August 29th at 7:00 pm for the release of her new book, Surviving Agent Orange and Other Things I Learned From Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus. Seating will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets must be pre-purchased as seating is limited. Ticket price of $20.00 includes book and a (1) drink ticket ($% value.) To purchase, please click book link below to order and reserve your seat. Seating will begin at 6:30 pm

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This is going to be an awesome girls night out - so if you love reality television like I do plan on joining us to get a glimpse of life with a celebrity, real talk about relationships and how to manage life with grace and dignity. Gretchen will also be bringing one of her besties, Bobbie Brown, an American actress, model and former beauty pageant contestant. She appeared in the video for Warrant's glam metal anthem "Cherry Pie" and the cover of the album of the same name.

About Gretchen:

 Gretchen Bonaduce PHOTO CREDIT Barbara Porter Photography

Gretchen Bonaduce PHOTO CREDIT Barbara Porter Photography

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.


“I love this book, and could not put it down. Gretchen Bonaduce is one of the coolest chicks I know. A terrific mother and an even better friend, her life is been fascinating and crazy at the same time. There are many life lessons in her story. To top it off, it is written in a conversational and relatable way.” –Jackie Kalle Author of Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Between the Ropes

"What a fantastic read. I laughed out loud on so many pages…and then on others, all I wanted to do was reach out and give [Gretchen] a hug. I love the truth…the ‘no holds barred’ of it all. It is light in the heaviest of ways and I am honored to know and love the writer. I can’t wait to read it again!" –Marie Currie, artist, singer, songwriter, and actress


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. 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.

"Being on TV Shows from the same time one can acquire a strange familial association. The Brady Bunch and Partridge Family are like television cousins. I've known Danny Bonaduce since we were children and while never close friends, our paths have crossed many times over the years. I've always liked the guy and enjoyed doing his radio shows and other projects we were paired up to do. When he married Gretchen after just one date, I figured she must be insane but that was sort of fitting. Over the years, I would see her, casually, and we would chat and that label of mental illness just didn't fit the picture. She was smart, she was wise, she was funny, she was a great Mom and this marriage was lasting! She was not some crazy person or some gold digger (believe me, the only gold Danny had to dig was acquired after her wise input and hard work in his life and career). In recent years I have come to know Gretchen and she has become a very valued friend. I have marveled at how someone can be so perfectly feminine while having the capacity to completely kick ass when she needs to. Her strength comes from a keen sense of ethics, fair play and the golden rule. Gretchen proves that all those things we learned when we were little really do work. She's made of The right stuff. Throw that into a crazy mixture of sex, drugs, rock and roll and total chaos and you have a fascinating story. I am so glad she is sharing her story with us all. May she inspire others to find their own inner strength. I'm sure that is one of her main reasons for writing this--to help others; because, yes, she really IS that nice!"
-- Susan Olsen, actress from The Brady Bunch