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Dance While You Can

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  226 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In a candid memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress reminisces about her forty years in Hollywood, her acting craft, her recovery from personal and professional crises, and her feelings about herself.
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by Bantam (first published 1991)
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Jun 22, 2007 Kei rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone torn between the spiritual world and the world they were raised in.
I pulled this book completely at random from this house that I am currently staying in on Martha's Vineyard. Everyone in the house was asleep and I was doing my best not to make noise even though all the walls are paper thin. I love dancing and have always loved the quote "dance like no one is watching" so I was drawn to the title. Sorry Shirley, but the cover of this book is horrendous, still I continued to open the book. It read 'Chapter 5: Sachi'. Sachi? That was the name of our first dog, me ...more
I inherited an old wizard's book collection and he has every single Shirley Maclaine book, so I've been slowly working my way through them all. This book is all about her time in Hollywood and it's full of gossip about the old stars of the 50's and 60's. She talks a lot about how the "Hollywood Star" machine has changed over the years and if that's your bag, this is a fascinating read. I really feel bad for her daughter Sachi. This book begins to touch on what an absent, narcissist, self-absorbe ...more
Not really an acting book. But it did help me in my performing arts endevours. Made me realize to do things while I could and to not procrastinate.
Another mindless thrift store grab. I love wacky Shirley Maclaine, although I think you have to LOVE her to get through this whole book.
C Clack
I love her as an actress, but just cannot get into the ongoing mumbo jumbo of her books. Not reading more from her pen.
Non-fiction. Her brother is Warren Beatty. Talks about how her parents and upbringing shaped her and her life.
Lots of boring, meandering blab about herself, but some interesting insights about the celebrity personality.
Escrito por Shirley Maclaine. La autobiografía de una vida dedicada al espectáculo. Me encantó!
extremely boring and depressing..didnt have the heart to read till the end!
Има добри моменти, но цялостно книгата ми е отнесена...
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Shirley MacLaine is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. She is also the writer of a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her new age beliefs, such as solipsism, as well as her Hollywood career. She is the older sister of Warren Beatty.

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