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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam USA; Bantam Rack ed. edition (1 Oct. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553273701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553273700
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" A stunningly honest, engrossing account of an intimate journey inward. Shirley MacLaine's discovery of a new sense of purpose, joy, energy, and love will touch and astonish you." --"Literary Guild Magazine,"
" An immensely appealing woman-bright, open, straightforward, sincere." --"The New York Daily News"

"A stunningly honest, engrossing account of an intimate journey inward. Shirley MacLaine's discovery of a new sense of purpose, joy, energy, and love will touch and astonish you."--"Literary Guild Magazine."
"An immensely appealing woman-bright, open, straightforward, sincere."--"The New York Daily News"

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Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on an intimate yet powerful journey into her personal life and inner self. An intense, clandestine love affair with a prominent politician sparks Shirley MacLaine's quest of self-discovery. From Stockholm to Hawaii to the mountain vastness of Peru, from disbelief to radiant affirmation, she at last discovers the roots of her very existence. . . and the infinite possibilities of life. Shirley MacLaine opens her heart to explore the meaning of a great and enduring passion with her lover Gerry; the mystery of her soul's connection with her best friend David; the tantalizing secrets behind a great actor's inspiration with the late Peter Sellers. And through it all, Shirley MacLaine's courage and candor new doors, new insights, new revelations-and a luminous new world she invites us all to share.


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Out on a Limb is a book about Shirley MacLaine's own experiences on spirituality in this life, which in the beginning I thought was just a novel written by a celebrity. To my surprise, it was more than that. The path she's taken to discover the unknown (while also leading a normal life like you and me), embraces you, and before you know, her down to earth style makes you feel like you're actually having a conversation with her. When you realise that it's about to end, you'll find yourself not ready to part with it. Out on a Limb leaves you with a feeling of happiness and a great hope about humanity and after life. You'll become addicted to MacLaine...
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When you are looking for another direction in life, this is a book that will guide you through your inner self as well as show you that people in all walks of life experience a desire to question their existence? and the true purpose of our life! It will change your whole way of thinking about ones own existence as well as the bigger plan the great one has for us all.. truely a great experience and a must for the soul searcher.
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This wonderful book was released a mere thirty years ago, but it's as
interesting nowadays as it was then.

Shirley MacLaine took her movie career to a risk when she published
this personal biographic book about her growing spirituality. Included
are her experiences with re-incarnation, channelling and encounters
with a variety of intriguing and path waving personalities.

I read through this book while on holiday in Marocco (1989) in just three
days (nights really) and it changed my life completely. Since then I
made my experiences with my own former incarnations, became a Reiki
master/teacher and learned how to channel. Along the line I wrote a
thank-you letter to Shirley and received an encouraging answer.

To advise people on how to find their own kind of spirituality is
always difficult, as this is such an individual process. But I can
full-heartedly recommend this book any time. After reading it you
can always decide for yourself if you leave it or take it.

In that order. Good Luck!
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I just finished reading this book and I have to say that I loved every written word.

Shirley Maclaine's style of writing is totally engaging and she has you completely spellbound. I could relate to a lot of what she wrote here from her far flung travels to her spiritual enlightenment. A truly fascinating woman.

I especially loved the story about what Peter Sellers imparted to her in one of their many conversations in their actors trailer on set and her OBE in Peru. Priceless..

When you get an individual of this calibre and acclaim poke their head so high about the parapet on such subjects as spirituality, you have to applaud it.

Great Job (as the americans say) Ms Maclaine!!! You would be a very enteraining guest at anyones dinner party.

Can't wait to read some of her other books!
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A book I have read time and time again. As a teenager it gave me direction a positive outlook on life and for me it was the first time someone had said OK life isnt always that great but you pick yourself up focus and you'll get through it just fine. But Shirley does not preach she tells you her story and she seems to hope that this can help others find direction and understanding as she has. We are here for a reason and from what I've read I think its a good one.
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I first read Out on a Limb in 1985 in Mexico City just after the tremendous earthquake there. Then again when living in Peru where I followed Shirley's described journey. Her writing syle is empowering and all absorbing. A great read and enjoyable journey shared
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makes a lot of sense and has moved me to read other books on reincarnation and life after death. Everyone should read this publication even if they do not believe. It gives a lot of food for thought.
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I really was enthralled with this book and truly could not put it down and as always happens with a good book I was upset when it finished. I found this book helpful in my searchings for what exactly we are all about and who is in charge. I feel as if Shirley is now a friend, she is so easy to read.
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