Out on a Limb
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As the author of a spiritually-themed book, I appreciate any book that provides food for the soul. This was definitely a book that did it for me. It was a delightful read that intimately connected me with th ...more
I remember reading this book when I was 17… looking back I see what a huge influence it has had on my life… I know Shirley got a lot of flack when this originally came out in 1983, but as the years have passed so many more people have actually written on this subject, I believe this book should be give ...more
This is a simple book that manages to have a magical quality as she describes some telling moments in her life. Anyone opening up to the subtle energy fields ...more
Shirley's Cornucopia of Books :
I think I read some of Shirl's books after teaching in Athens for about a year, the year of 1978. I've trawled through my Annual Reading Lists and there she is in early 1979 with "You Can Get There From Here". and then in 1987 with "Dancing in the Light".Think I read two others, yet to be located.
In Athens, in 1978, one of the teaching staff got me to read Lobsang Rampa's books.Two was more than enough.And later I heard that he lived in an English suburb, so who co ...more
What a disappointment. How is it that celebs are so freakin' vulnerable to this sort of mess?--
Writing style was kinda meh. I've read worse. Starts off about her being someone's mistress, then veers hard into weird territory. Ends up at what amounts to, "aliens, b/c jesus." well, okay then darlin'. Bless your heart.-----
honestly it might have been hilarious if i hadn't already come across this road through (so freakin' many) other reads. no matter how it starts, it's always the same, once yo...more
Highly metaphysical in nature with visits to mediums, conjecture about UFOs and out of body experiences, the book is earthed by a mind that had an aversion to such things and preferred to be total ...more
The struggle between a woman and lovers, friends, god and herself is exemplified in such an honest simple way that I found myself nodding with agreement at how similar our opinions are. I think everyone should read this book, an understanding of some sort, be it naturally, sociologically, religiously or spiritually will definitely d ...more
She certainly put herself out on a limb writing as she did.
It is in no sense a mystical book but it does undermine the position of the naive realists who judge that ...more
|Was it just me or did Shirley Maclaine come off as a bit of a pill?||5||25||Feb 15, 2016 10:37PM|