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What If...: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure [Paperback]

Shirley MacLaine
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18 Mar 2014
Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if… What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn't bump his ass so much.) What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the 'what ifs' that Shirley MacLaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If… she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.
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  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (18 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476728615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476728612
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 357,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars we need to keep asking questions to feel alive 10 Feb 2014
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Asking questions to find the meaning of life is important to the human race. I really enjoyed this book, Shirley MacLaine is my all-time favourite actress and a lot of what she says makes sense to me. I may not agree with UFOs and other extraterrestrial theories but who cares? There is so much food for thought in here that this book is worth going over to ponder on our origins and evolutions.

What I liked the most about this book was discovering that MacLaine has decided to streamline her life, to live simply (hey, she has a hot tub but she has also worked hard for decades for it!) and to stop wanting more. This way she can appreciate the small things, feel grateful and enjoy her time with loved ones without feeling the pressure of appearances and the media circus. Her integrity and work ethics are admirable. You may or may not enjoy this book as much as I did, but if you are on a quest for meaning this book might open some lines of investigation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very witty 29 May 2014
By Sean
A nice witty ready loved it from the first page ....
a good little read to have before bedtime .
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1.0 out of 5 stars Self-obsessed 30 April 2014
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This self-obsessed women simply wrote a book to promote herself and quite honestly, said nothing new or of interest. At least to me.
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A well written book by Shirley as normal, covering her showbiz past in relation to her awakening process. Some good revelations and personal interpretations of the nature of reality covered.
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bought as a gift for Mother who reports that she totally enjoyed the read
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