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Dance While You Can
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 20, 2007 Kei rated it really liked it · 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
This book deals with two different times in Shirley's entertainment life. The book opens with her filming the movie "Postcards From The Edge". Shirley talks about knowing Debby Reynolds who her character is based on and during this half of the book, she looks back at her own relationship with her mother and also with her daughter Sachi. There is an over dramatized rendition of her using her "acting" skills to board a plane that was already pulling away from the gate so she could be at Sachi's si ...more
Jul 09, 2013 Tristy rated it it was ok · review of another edition
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
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.More about Shirley Maclaine...