Sage-ing While Age-ing

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
Bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine invites readers to share in her decades-long quest for spiritual, physical, and personal harmony and truth. A New York Times bestseller in hardcover now in paperback, this book offers a provocative and enlightening synthesis of what Shirley has discovered in her years of searching for deeper meaning in her life.

“I've been a questioner all my life...”

So begins bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, as she invites readers to join her on the most powerful, provocative journey of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly established herself as a fearless, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, as she confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects on the greater understanding of her own place in the universe that her experiences have brought to her.

Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired to look back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones she has experienced so far. Surrounded by books, pictures, and the artifacts of a life well lived, Shirley is able to recognize the profound power of synchronicity at work around her, discovering the invisible threads that stitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaning even to the mundane.

Having grown older, she is increasingly concerned with the potential pitfalls of modern medicine. She shares personal insights into nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, and alternative medicine. Practical and bracing, here is advice for anyone looking to expand his or her understanding of health and well-being.

Moving beyond the physical, Shirley explores what has always interested her most—those things that are unseen. What is consciousness? What is the purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all, what happens to us after death?

Filled with her trademark wit and candor, this is a fascinating, inspiring book that will delight and captivate Shirley's legions of fans and fellow travelers everywhere.

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Something about MacLaine beggars intelligent response, whether it is the provocative and perhaps illegal things her body did in Sweet Charity or the improbable and certainly entertaining things her ... Read full review

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I'm in the same age bracket as Shirley and relate to her quite well. I had the same upbringing and a Father who I shared the Stars with literally speaking, What If? I'll always remember he said anything was possible and to this day it asll holds true. I've gone on to study everything I could get my hands on pertianing to LIFE, health and the incredible Mystery's out there. We are not alone, most people are afraid to get into themselves that way, but our minds much like computers take it all in it's up to us and what we choose to believe that changes anything. believing in yourself in whatever you are about you become that. FEAR is what keeps so many of us from finding out who we truly are, and I've got to hand it to Shirley she's done exactly what she wanted to looked right at it. She's truly a remarkable lady. It's all a remarkable, an Amazing JOURNEY, and it's all possible for each and every one of us.>>>> 

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Shirley MacLaine has appeared in more than fifty films, has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, and received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1984 for Terms of Endearment. She also recently starred in the hit TV show Downton Abbey. A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she is the author of ten international bestsellers. She lives in Malibu, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.