You Can Get There from Here

Front Cover
W. W. Norton & Company, 1975 - China - 249 pages
3 Reviews
Immensely gifted with intelligence, curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a profound openness to people and places outside her own experience, Shirley MacLaine beings a very special quality of mind and heart to her acting, to her writing, to her travels. "You Can Get There From Here" is a remarkable memoir--the exciting and revealing journey of a woman who rediscovers the world an herself.

Shirley MacLaine's first taste of professional disaster.

The flowering of her social and political consciousness.

The China trip that will change her life.

From an ill-fated television series in the early 1970's that goes against everything she believes in...to her impassioned efforts on behalf of a major presidential candidate...to her emergence as an important voice in the international women's movement...to her life-affirming odyssey to the People's Republic of China--this is the unforgettable story of Shirley MacLaine's road from a crisis of self-doubt to a joyous new stage in her life.

"A fascinating book...She is an articulate sophisticated woman of the world." -- "The New York Times"

"Intensely personal...Written in candid, natural style...Spiced with well-told anecdotes and revealing vignettes...All can enjoy the journey's of Shirley MacLaine." -- "Best Sellers"

  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: You Can Get There From Here

User Review  - Jevelyn - Goodreads

What a wonderful writer Maclain is. She picks you up and takes you with her on her spiritual journey to other earthly, and soulful plains. Read full review

Review: You Can Get There From Here

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

Not bad, though not really Shirl's best. Mostly it's a fascinating look at Maoist China shortly after opening itself to the West. She seems so dazzled. Little would anyone know that in 10 years, their ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
32
Section 5
40
Section 6
44
Section 7
52
Section 8
60
Section 15
112
Section 16
121
Section 17
129
Section 18
140
Section 19
150
Section 20
154
Section 21
164
Section 22
172

Section 9
63
Section 10
69
Section 11
77
Section 12
82
Section 13
87
Section 14
94
Section 23
178
Section 24
190
Section 25
199
Section 26
209
Section 27
230
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1975)

Shirley MacLaine, Oscar, Emmy, & Golden Globe-winning actress, has appeared in more than fifty films, been nominated for an Academy Award six times, & received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1984. A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights & liberties, she is the author of eight international bestsellers--"Don't Fall Off the Mountain", "You Can Get There from Here", "Out on a Limb", "Dancing in the Light", "It's All in the Playing", "Going Within", "Dance While You Can", & "My Lucky Stars".

Bibliographic information