This book is written before Shirley was writing about her past lives. Not to say she wasn't in to that then but it is NOT in that vein. It also is NOT heavily dealing in Hollywood. It is an autobiography of her life as she lived it. We are taken along with Shirley from her uptight childhood home life. Her early start on stage and then to screen. Her inspiration for her role in Irma La Douce . She travels plenty and she makes you feel that you are right there with her as she sees the world. She delves into the costumes, surroundings, lores, and food and describes in detail what she lives. She speaks of her famous brother Warren Beatty and some co-stars and film projects but it is her story of her living and striving to learn about the world around her (that her chosen profession lets her do by financing it) and it is most interesting. The title is advice from her husband when she communicates to him, touches base with him from some far flung place in the world and gives him details what she intends to do next. You, reader are taken along with Shirley. It is a cringe worthy read when she tells what she is eating or seeing and humorous when she runs into things she didn't expect. If you aren't into reading or learning about Shirley's past lives but would like to learn about the lady on a first account basis this book is for you.
No matter what you might think of Shirley MacLaine (and she has gained a reputation as being a bit kooky), this book is inspirational and shows she was a woman ahead of her time in her thinking on environmentalism and spirituality.
Autobiography of Shirley MacLaine. Well written, charming, and funny look at her life.
i really love this author...so anything she writes i usually like.she has not written the usual tell all...just her kooky way at looking at things
What can I say..........Shirley McLaine is always interesting and never dull!!!!