By Shirley MacLaine
From the bestselling writer and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, a humorous and provocative choice of brief, unique essays approximately everything she’s “over”—and a number of issues she’s not.
In this clever, witty, and fearless choice of small observations and big-picture questions, Shirley MacLaine stocks with listeners all these issues that she is over facing in existence, in love, at domestic, and within the greater world…as good because the issues she's going to by no means recover from, irrespective of how lengthy she lives.
Among the issues that Shirley is over: those that repeat themselves (“when you didn’t care what they stated the 1st time”); conservatives and liberals; ill-mannered kids; the poison of superstar; being well mannered to dull humans (“If they won’t cease conversing, i'm going right into a trance and meditate”); aging in Hollywood (“How peaceable it's not to need to glance fairly lovely anymore or to put on a dimension 6”).
In the other camp, there are a few things Shirley won't ever recover from: strong lights (“Marlene Dietrich taught me how you can mild myself”); beautiful costars (“The self-importance of male actors is an most unlikely wall to scale”); acting dwell (“Yes, it's greater than sex”); and specifically courageous individuals with curious minds (“Fear is the main robust weapon of mass destruction).
Along the way in which, she recollects tales of a few of the real greats she has known—Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, the 2 Jacks (Lemmon and Nicholson)—and ruminates at the nation of Hollywood prior and current. She recalls her relationships and romances with politicians, scientists, reporters, and costars.
An unabashed seeker of fact and unrepentant unfastened spirit, Shirley seems to be squarely at an international that could aggravate, confuse, and galvanize her, yet which may additionally satisfaction her with its good looks, humor, and destiny promise. Shirley MacLaine will be over all that, yet this impossible to resist paintings guarantees that we'll by no means recover from her.
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