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Shirley MacLaine is a highly successful, Oscar-winning actress and bestselling writer. As well as starring in a run of top films over the last few decades, including SWEET CHARITY, IRMA LA DOUCE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and its sequel, THE EVENING STAR, MacLaine has also written a number of memoirs and spiritual guides. She is presently living in Malibu, California.
For some celebrities, it's not enough to give us the details of their lives and careers in a volume or two. Some are compelled to add to their oeuvre with books about their thoughts on the state of the world and advice for a happy life. Kirk Douglas and Suzanne Somers come to mind, and now MacLaine has fallen victim. After 12 books, she's showing no signs of stopping. She embarked on this path with Out on a Leash (2003), in which she shares her rather unnerving love for her dog, followed in 2007 by Sage-ing While Age-ing (a self-explanatory title). Now she wants us to know what she's over, as in, "I'm over people who repeat themselves." She is also over being polite to boring people, young people who are rude, sex, and a host of other topics. As this books attests, she is certainly not over her belief in UFOs, past lives, and the right lighting to look good at any age. But hey, at 76, she's entitled to pontificate. Verdict A bit of fluff, but her fans will want it.-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"One-of-a-kind wit." --"Vanity Fair" "The most revealing book of her career." --"Parade"